Grilled Pears with Mascarpone Cheese Recipe

Grilled Pears with Mascarpone Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

6 ounces mascarpone cheese

1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20), divided

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

2 ripe medium pears, halved and cored

Hot caramel ice cream topping, optional

How to make it

In a small bowl, combine mascarpone, 3/4 cup crushed cookies and lemon peel; refrigerate until serving. Place pears, cut side down, on a greased grill rack. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes or until pears are tender and begin to caramelize. Cool slightly.

Spoon cheese mixture over pears. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies. If desired, drizzle with caramel topping.
Yield: 4 servings.