Grilled Pears with Honey Whipped Ricotta

closeup of grilled pears with honey whipped ricotta and almonds in white bowls.

Grilled Pears with Honey Whipped Ricotta | Creamy whipped ricotta and juicy grilled pears make the perfect springtime snack or dessert. It's healthy and so easy to make! (gluten-free, vegetarian)


  • 1 pear, cut into halves
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted


  1. To make whipped ricotta, add ricotta cheese, honey, and almond extract to the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a bowl with a hand mixer). Beat until the ricotta is smooth, about 1 minute. Refrigerate mixture until ready to use.
  2. Make sure grill is clean and free of debris. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  3. Core pear and cut into halves. Lightly coat the fleshy side with olive oil. Place flesh side down and grill, covered, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Remove from grill.
  4. Divide ricotta into two dishes. Place half of a pear into each dish and top with toasted almonds and drizzle with additional honey (optional). Serve immediately.

Keywords: grilled pears dessert, honey whipped ricotta dessert