Pears here, there, and everywhere: these pear desserts will make your fall deeper in love with fall.
Pears may not be as popular as apples, but they sure deserve the spotlight just as much.
Incredibly sweet and crisp, they make a fantastic dessert ingredient!
So today, I’m giving you 23 recipes that will make the underrated fruit shine. From crisps and cobblers to cakes and cookies, there’s something for every craving.
1. Pear Cake
To kick things off, I have a sweet and luscious pear cake. The moist and tender cake is loaded with pears and flavored with warm autumn spices.
Chopped pecans give it an awesome crunch.
It’s also low in fat and cholesterol, so it’s decadent yet secretly healthy!
2. Pear Custard Pie
In this next recipe, fresh crisp pears are smothered in a sweet and creamy custard and then baked to perfection. My my.
This pie may not have a crust, but boy, it’s definitely a winner. It’s such a breeze to make, too! All you need are pears and a bunch of pantry ingredients, and you’re all set.
3. Pear Cobbler
This cobbler is packed with pears, butter, brown sugar, and warm spices – everything you love about fall.
Caramelized pears with a cinnamon-, nutmeg-, ginger-, and coriander-spiced topping. Add a scoop of ice cream on top for the most satisfying dessert.
4. Easy Pear Crisp
Sweet and crunchy pears flavored with your favorite autumn spices, covered in a crisp and buttery topping? I have one word for this dessert: legendary.
The combination of spiced pears and the crumbly topping is pure perfection. The pecans on top add a wonderful crunch and an extra oomph.
The best part? All it takes is 15 minutes of hands-on preparation, and the rest is up to the oven!
5. Pear Cake with Cinnamon Sugar
Moist and tender cake loaded with ripe pears and a cinnamon sugar topping. Mmm… so unique and mouthwatering.
It’s the perfect cake for any celebration. Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday parties – you name it!
But since it’s such a quick and easy cake, you can make it any time you want!
6. Red Wine Poached Pears
Pears poached in red wine? I bet you’re intrigued.
So was I! When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to give it a try. And man, I was not disappointed at all.
Poaching fruit may not seem exciting, but hear me out. The red wine brings out the natural sweetness of the pears. And the color? Oh my.
The scarlet hue on the pears is just stunning. Along with the blend of fall spices, it really elevates the flavor of the fruit.
Topped with mascarpone cheese or ice cream, this dessert is sophisticated and sensational.
7. Caramel Pear Cookies
Pears and cookies? Sounds strange, but it works!
These cookies are spiced with cinnamon, loaded with chunks of pears, and oozing with caramel. I’m telling you – the flavor combination is mind-blowing!
8. Maple Vanilla Baked Pears
This recipe only calls for four ingredients, yet it makes such a drool-worthy dessert.
The pears are flavored with vanilla and maple, baked until tender, and topped with granola. It’s not just the flavor that’s impressive – even the texture is amazing, too.
I mean, just imagine munching on that crunchy granola together with the melt-in-your-mouth pears!
9. Pear Pie Crumble Bars
Is it a pie or a bar? I don’t know! What I do know is that they’re delicious.
Let’s start with the crust. It’s shortbread that’s loaded with almonds, so you can already tell how epic this dessert is.
Next up is the pears cooked in cinnamon sugar. Just like apples, pears taste immaculate with this combination!
Then there’s the crumble on top. It’s buttery, crunchy, and also loaded with almonds. Okay, now I’m drooling.
You can top them with ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or just have them on their own. They’ll be perfect no matter what.
10. Italian Pear Cake
This pear cake “pears” great with coffee or tea! Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Loaded with pears and flavored with mascarpone, this cake is guaranteed to be your new favorite.
11. Julia Child’s Pear Clafoutis
Pear Cla- what now? This dessert may sound too sophisticated, but it’s actually very simple.
Pear Clafoutis is a French dessert consisting of three layers: fresh pears, custard, and a souffle on top. Top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.
If you think this will take you hours in the kitchen, think again! It’s so easy, anyone can make it.
12. Pear Upside-Down Cake
This pear upside-down cake is packed with so much flavor! Brown sugar, butter, fall spices, and pears all together in one magical dessert.
Together, the ingredients make a wonderful balance of flavors: perfectly sweet, tangy, and nutty. You can top it with ice cream for dessert or pair with coffee or tea for breakfast.
Plus, you don’t even need to be a pro at baking to master this recipe.
In fact, upside-down cakes are one of the first desserts I’ve ever made, and I nailed them on the first try. I’m sure you will, too!
13. Pear Brown Betty
Brown Betty is usually made with apples, but why not switch things up a bit with pears?
Not only will this recipe make such a drool-worthy pear brown Betty, but it will also make your entire kitchen smell like heaven.
The scent of butter, brown sugar, and pears baking in the oven is just intoxicating.
Serve this treat fresh from the oven and topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. De-freaking-licious.
14. Spiced Almond Pear Cake
Almonds and pears are united once again in this lip-smacking cake.
Spiced almond pear cake. Wow. From the name alone, you can already tell it’s epic! The cake is incredibly moist, and the flavor and texture are just spectacular.
It’s easy to make, to boot! Almond flour, pears, and your usual autumn spices – that’s all it takes to make this stunning cake.
15. Caramelized Pears
Pears cooked in butter, brown sugar, and bourbon? It may sound simple, but wait till you try it.
It’s sweet, buttery, crisp, and tender. I have nothing but love for caramelized pears.
You can enjoy them on their own, but you can also use it to top pancakes, ice cream, waffles, cakes, what have you!
16. Pear Turnover
Pear turnovers devoured fresh from the oven. Ahh… the simple joys of life.
Crisp and tender pears infused with cinnamon and sugar nestled inside a flaky, golden crust. Every bite is pear perfection.
Plus, it’s a snap to make, too! So easy you can make it even on busy mornings. Which is great, because it pairs amazing with your morning coffee.
17. Easy Pear Muffins
These pear muffins are the perfect breakfast on the go! These moist, tender, and crumbly muffins are loaded with chunks of pear in every bite.
Flavored with the perfect blend of spices, these muffins are the ultimate fall breakfast (or dessert).
18. Apple and Pear Crumble
Can’t decide between apples and pears? Just use them both!
This crumble combines the goodness of our two favorite fall fruits, and it’s divine.
Sweet, tart, and crisp pears and apples with a buttery, crumbly almond topping? I am sold.
This crumble is perfect on its own, but it’s even better with vanilla ice cream!
19. Easy Pear Tart
This tart combines sweet and juicy pears and puff pastry, and it is absolutely amazing. It’s so easy to make, too! You need not be a food expert to whip it up.
It’s made with simple ingredients, yet has fantastic flavor. This recipe is clear proof that store-bought puff pastry can make the best desserts.
What makes this tart even more appetizing is the pear pattern. Called the escargot pattern, it makes the tart look elegant and sophisticated.
Don’t worry, no snails are required to achieve the look.
20. Caramel Pear Pudding
Ripe pears and sweet, sweet caramel all in one stunning pudding. I must be in pear paradise!
Moist and tender pudding loaded with pears, brown sugar, and butter. I think my heart just skipped a beat.
Serve this pudding warm and topped with ice cream for that magnificent hot and cold combo.
21. Pear Coffee Cake
If you love cake for breakfast, this pear coffee cake is a must-try. Incredibly moist and packed with chunks of pears, this cake is the perfect way to start the day.
What makes this pear cake stand out from the rest? Easy: the crumble on top!
Not only is it loaded with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, it also has molasses and cardamom. Need I say more?
22. Apple Pear Cupcakes
Cupcakes with pears and apples? Sounds like heaven to me!
While I do love my chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, these ones are definitely my new fall favorites.
Moist cupcakes with apples, pears, and cinnamon. They’re perfectly sweet and fruity! They’re so good, even the kids will love them.
23. Chocolate Pear Cake
Chocolate and pears–I didn’t think these two would make such a fantastic pair until I tried this recipe.
This cake is both chocolatey and fruity at the same time! And yes, the flavor combination is delightful.
It’s excellent both for breakfast and dessert. And for a midnight snack, too!
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