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Grilled pears with melted Havarti and almonds

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This is the Grilled pears with melted Havarti and almonds recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 12 servings
It’s well-known that pears and cheese are a delicious combination. In this recipe, the cheese of choice is Canadian Havarti. The pears are grilled and caramelized on the barbecue, sprinkled with almonds and a little maple syrup, resulting in an irresistibly unique dessert to dazzle your guests. Prepared in no time, as shown in this video, this recipe is the perfect end to a festive summer meal.


  • 6 fresh pears
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 7 oz (200 g) Canadian Havarti sliced
  • OPTIONAL: honey or maple syrup
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Preheat grill to medium.

Cut pears in half and remove core.

Brush them with canola oil so they do not stick.

Cook on grill with cut sides face down for 3–4 minutes.

Turn cut sides face up, fill cavity with brown sugar and half the almonds, then garnish with Havarti and the remaining almonds.

Let melt, then serve hot.


Note: If you enjoy spices, add a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg along with the brown sugar.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 167 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 3.2 g
Sodium: 106 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 142 mg
Magnesium: 9 %
Phosphorus: 10 %
Riboflavin: 8 %
Zinc: 8 %