Yield: Serves 4 to 8 people (makes 8 halves)

 

Ingredients

4 Large ripe pears

½ Lemon

5 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature

5 Tablespoons brown sugar

5 Tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs

2 Tablespoons minced candied ginger

½ Teaspoon grated lemon zest

½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon rum

Whipped cream for serving

Bradley Flavor Bisquettes – Oak

Directions

  1. Cut each pear in half lengthwise. Core the pear halves using a melon baller or small spoon. Rub the cut sides with the lemon to prevent browning. 
  2. Beat the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Beat in the  gingersnap crumbs, candied ginger, lemon zest, cinnamon, and rum. Spoon the mixture into the pear cavities.
  3. Set up your Bradley Smoker and preheat to 250°F. (I like to smoke the pears with Oak Flavor Bisquettes.
  4. Arrange the filled pear halves on the wire grates. Smoke the pears until nicely browned and soft on the sides, 1 to 1½ hours. Serve the pears warm, with whipped cream spooned over them.

Recipe by: Steven Raichlen 

Photo courtesy of Richard Dallett