Grilled Cinnamon Pears with Tahini Cream

A decadent rich dessert featuring grilled seasonal pears and full of nutritionally dense ingredients!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author This Season's Table


  • 4 ripe green pears
  • 8 tbsp maple syrup grade B has best flavor
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling
  • Tahini Cream inspired by Butter and Brioche
  • 4 oz greek style cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp bourbon vanilla


  1. Slice pears in half and remove any seeds that are showing.
  2. Place cut side on grill heated to low. Cover and cook for 20-25 min until tender. The green skin will turn a light brown color. Alternately, you can use a grill pan in the kitchen and cover with foil, or bake for 30 min on 350 in the oven.
  3. While pears cook, make cream. Whisk cream cheese, tahini, lemon juice, honey and vanilla with a fork until completely incorporated and smooth.
  4. To serve pears: Place pear, cut side up in bowl. Top with 1 tbsp maple syrup and 1-2 tbsp tahini cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped pecans. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Avoid spots that cook hotter than the rest of the grill. Pears tend to blacken when cooked too hot.