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A rose by any other name might just be a pear. Okay, so my poetry might leave plenty to be desired, but gorgeous fall fruit can make the onset of even the coolest days feel welcoming. The delicate scent of a fresh pear is a sweet reminder that it is time to start putting up fall’s bounty and planning your Thanksgiving menu. So as the fickle days of fall tease us, throw a few pears on the grill with a bit of thyme and serve as a side dish or dessert. And remember to store some in a cool basement, or can some for winter--you’ll be happy to have them this winter!

Grilled Pears


2 pears, sliced
8 sprigs thyme, leaves removed from stems
2 tablespoons honey


  1. Place sliced pears directly on hot grill

  2. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pears are soft

  3. Remove from grill

  4. Drizzle honey over top

  5. Sprinkle with thyme leaves

  6. Serve as side dish with pork or lamb, or add to a salad with crumbled goat cheese

Nutrition Facts

Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients: 

    Copper - required to make collagen which preserves bone and tissue in the body. It also helps to balance cholesterol and produce energy by incorporating iron into red blood cells

    Vitamin C – helps to rebuild tissues and blood vessels, and keep bones and teeth strong

    Vitamin K - necessary for blood clotting and assists with bone health

Did you know?

Keep the skin! The pear skin has three to four times as many nutrients as the flesh of the fruit. It also contains about half of the dietary fiber of the fruit overall.