• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Serves: 6
Newman's Own Wine Food Pairing Recipe - Sweet n’ Sassy Grilled Pears


  • 6 ripe pears
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • ¼ cup Newman’s Own® Lighten Up! Raspberry & Walnut dressing
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar (can use Newman’s Own® Lighten Up! Balsamic Vinaigrette)
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries


  1. Fire up the grill.

  2. Soak pears in balsamic vinegar for 5-10 minutes in small bowl, turning 2-3 times.

  3. Combine Newman’s Own Light Raspberry & Walnut Dressing with mascarpone cheese and chopped pecans in small bowl.

  4. Grill peaches cut side down until soft and warm. Remove to plate and fill cavity of pear with mascarpone stuffing.

  5. Serve while warm.

  6. Drizzle with additional Raspberry dressing for a sweeter taste.

  7. Add fresh raspberries to the pears on the serving plate.


Who knew grilled pears could be so gosh-darned good? For a truly out-of-this-world experience, pair this luscious dessert with Newman’s Own Chardonnay—its silky tropical fruit flavors and lightly toasted vanilla accents take the pears to a whole new level. In the summertime when pears are not in season, try this recipe with peaches. It will have your taste buds singing.