Get ready for these pear recipes to take over your fall menu.
With its mildly sweet taste and buttery texture, this incredible fruit deserves to be put in the spotlight.
Pears are ideal for sweet and savory recipes, which means you can use them in everything from appetizers and sides to salads and desserts.
In fact, there isn’t much it can’t do. So, let’s dive into this list of pear recipes so you can see just how versatile the humble fruit is.
Delicious Pear Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again
Our first entry combines pears and custard to make a creamy crustless pie. It’s a 5-ingredient recipe that makes a pretty and elegant dessert.
If you’re not a fan of the pear’s grainy texture, don’t worry, you won’t feel any of that in this pie at all.
You see, while pears do have that strange texture when raw, they become soft and smooth when cooked.
That’s why it’s perfect for tarts, cakes, and other baked goods.
2. Pear Bread
Start your day off right with a hot cuppa joe and a slice of yummy pear bread.
This bread is moist, tender, and packed with bits of pears and almonds. Plus, there’s a lovely layer of vanilla and cinnamon to warm you up.
You’ll love how the bread is sweet, but not too much. The balance of flavors is absolutely on point.
Because they contain a large amount of pectin, pears tend to ripen quickly.
One minute they seem underripe, then the next thing you know, they’re starting to decay.
This recipe is the perfect solution to this predicament.
When you roast pears, even when they’re slightly underripe, both their taste and texture become ten times better.
They turn soft, buttery, and sweeter than ever before. And they look spectacular too!
Got 15 minutes? Make pear crisp!
Sweet and spiced pear lay underneath a bed of crumble made with brown sugar, pecans, and oats.
It’s crunchy and crumbly on top, sweet and tender at the bottom, and delicious and buttery throughout.
It has everything you can ask for in a fall dessert.
Get the nutrients your body needs with this fantastic salad.
It’s a heavenly mix of greens, pears, pecans, and blue cheese, so the pairing of sweet and savory is strong in this one.
Tied together with another sweet and salty element – maple and bacon cider vinaigrette, this salad is one you won’t soon forget.
6. Pear Cobbler
While it’s fun to switch things up occasionally, you also can’t go wrong with a classic dessert. And what’s more classic than a fruit cobbler?
This recipe has a layer of sweet and juicy pears at the bottom and a tender and crumbly biscuit top.
Make it extra tasty and serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
If you want a dessert that’s both simple and sophisticated, this recipe is all you’ll need.
Poached pears in red wine: the name alone screams elegance, don’t you think?
The process of poaching in red wine (along with sugar and spices) allows the fruit to soak up all the flavors and gives it a stunning deep red hue.
Serve it with mascarpone or whipped cream on the side for a lovely, fresh flavor contrast.
This recipe is for a classic tart with a French twist.
If you’ve never tried frangipane before, you’re in for a real treat!
The tender almond filling combined with slices of fresh pears makes this tart beyond amazing.
A dusting of powdered sugar on top gives it a stunning finish.
Imagine how incredible your house will smell when you simmer chunks of fresh pears in a sweet syrup spiced with cinnamon and ginger.
The beauty about pears is that while they have a pretty basic taste, they can absorb flavors wonderfully.
Serve stewed pears for breakfast with yogurt and granola or for dessert with ice cream.
This dish is like Tennessee peach pudding, but with pears! It’s the perfect autumnal twist.
This is a tender, cake-like filling studded with sweet and spiced pears and baked with a brown sugar and butter topping.
There’s nothing quite like it!
From the moist cake to the crunchy-tender pears to the caramel syrup topping, this dessert is one for the books.
Combine two classic fall fruits into a pound cake, and what do you get? A phenomenal breakfast/dessert that’s way too good for words.
This pound cake is dense but also wonderfully moist, thanks to the juicy fruits inside.
It’s also covered in a white maple glaze that adds not only flavor and moisture but appeal, as well.
This cake tastes extra delicious served with hot coffee or tea.
If you like the combination of fruit and cheese, I’m sure you’ll get hooked on this pear and Gruyère tart.
Sweet pears and salty Gruyère create the perfect contrast. And the flaky and buttery cheese crust is just to die for.
Pro-tip: Make leaves using the excess pastry if you want to make this tart extra festive.
If you’re looking to incorporate more fruit into your day, this recipe is for you.
Pork chops and pears are an unlikely yet perfect match.
The fatty and savory flavors of the meat combined with the sweetness of the pears are beyond tasty.
You’ll love this boozy version if you like applesauce with your chops.
While the recipes in this collection mainly call for fresh pears, this one can be pulled off even if all you have is canned.
This is a moist and tender pear cake infused with amaretto, almond, and cinnamon flavors.
We all know pears and cinnamon go well together, but I never thought to combine the fruit with amaretto! Delish!
I love how effortless this dessert is.
It only calls for six basic ingredients and a few minutes of prep! But despite the minimal effort, the dessert has maximum taste.
The extra sweet pears and warming ginger give this dish such a lovely balance.
Serve roasted pears with whipped cream or ice cream, or enjoy them on their own.
A fall fruit and a fall crop join together to create a soup so good; it’ll make your tastebuds jump for joy.
Pears and parsnips aren’t really a popular food combination, but somehow, they work!
The pears bring out the natural sweetness of parsnips, and the textures are terrific.
The soup alone is fantastic, but don’t forget to jazz it up with toppings: go for goat cheese crumbles, walnuts, sunflower sprouts, and more roasted parsnips.
To the non-baker, the thought of olive oil in a cake may sound bizarre.
But did you know that it’s a pretty common ingredient in baking? Don’t believe me? Here’s proof.
This pear cake is tender, tasty, and flavored with cinnamon and candied ginger. It’s also super moist, and it’s all thanks to olive oil.
18. Pear Jam
Smother your bread, pancakes, and sweet pastries with this pear jam for a heart-warming and soul-satisfying fall breakfast!
If you think jams require some cooking expertise, think again.
Contrary to popular belief, this sensational spread calls for just two main ingredients – fruit and sugar, and it needs under 30 minutes of cooking.
It’s also a great way to preserve fruit. So, the next time you’re left with an abundance of pears, you’ll know what to do.
When raw, pears don’t have a strong flavor or a fantastic texture. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix.
All you’ll need is to caramelize the fruit in brown sugar, butter, and your choice of flavorings.
This recipe uses a mix of vanilla and cardamom, but you can pick whatever spices and extract you like.
Just cook the ingredients together for 15 minutes, and voila. It couldn’t be easier!
Serve caramelized pears on waffles and pancakes, or use them as a pie or tart filling. Or just enjoy them on their own.
20. Pear Vinaigrette
Brighten up any salad with this sweet and tart pear vinaigrette!
It’s a beautiful blend of chopped pears, pear vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Together, these simple ingredients create a phenomenal vinaigrette that’s ideal for fall and winter salads.
To achieve the perfect emulsification, use a blender or food processor to combine the ingredients.
If you’re not familiar, a pandowdy is a fruity dessert made by sweetening fruit with maple syrup or molasses.
It’s then covered with biscuit dough and baked until golden, kind of like a cobbler.
This is a classic dessert that highlights pears and ginger’s simple yet stunning flavors. And you’ll love the pops of bright, tart raspberries!
I guarantee you’ll lust over these poached pears if you’re into exotic flavors.
While most poached pear recipes use typical fall flavorings like cinnamon and nutmeg, this one uses black tea, cardamom, peppercorn, fennel, and more.
Does this mean it tastes better than most? Absolutely!
It’s sweet and warming and has a subtle malty flavor from the tea.
This dessert is the fall counterpart of the beloved pineapple upside-down cake!
This recipe is especially ideal for intermediate bakers who are looking to impress. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this cake.
It’s fool-proof and wildly delicious! It’s sweet, tender, moist, and the pear slices also add a lovely textural contrast.
Also, it’s simply gorgeous. The slices of pears arranged neatly on top make for a flawless presentation.
It seems complicated, but don’t let the unusual name intimidate you. This salad is just a simple mix of pears, avocados, blue cheese, and vinaigrette.
Roquefort is a type of blue cheese that complements the sweetness of pears wonderfully well.
Despite only having four primary ingredients, I’m sure you can already tell how outrageously delicious this salad is.
I mean, pears, avocados, and blue cheese all in one? How could you go wrong?
The simple things in life are often the best, and the proof is in this next dish.
All you’ll need here is to bake fresh pears in butter and brown sugar. It doesn’t get any easier than that, right?
For more flavor, you can add some spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, but honestly, those three ingredients alone are more than enough.
Serve this bad boy with ice cream or on top of a warm biscuit with a dollop of whipped cream.
Drinks, anyone? If you’re hosting a fancy party any time soon, this elegant pear and ginger sparkler is a great way to set the tone.
It looks glamorous, but it’s shockingly easy to make. And delicious, too, of course.
It’s everything you can ask for in a cocktail recipe.
To make this, all you’ll need is to cook pears, ginger, and sugar and blend until smooth. Then, mix in some vodka, and voila.
Serve it with dried pear slices or candied ginger as a garnish.
This turnover has a crisp and flaky crust on the outside, tender and sweet pear filling on the inside.
Usually served for breakfast, this treat is so good, you’ll want to eat it all day.
Pears and raspberries unite again to make a cake so good; you might not believe it’s also gluten-free.
This almond cake is fluffy and moist and bursting with juicy pears and tangy raspberries!
In charge of bringing the stuffing this Thanksgiving? Make it more memorable with this recipe!
This stuffing is extra special, to say the least. First of all, it’s not mushy and soggy. Yuck!
Second, it features sausage, pears, and sage – a rather unusual combination, but one that’ll make everyone’s jaws drop.
In fact, you should probably make extra. I have a feeling you won’t have any leftovers.
Pears, apples, and cheddar cheese combine to make the most scrumptiously surprising apple pie!
Apple pies are great, and so are pear pies. So why not make a mash-up of the two?
In this dish, you’ll enjoy the varying levels of sweetness and crunch the two fruits have to offer.
But what I think you’ll love most is the rich and mild saltiness of the cheddar cheese.
This is the ultimate fall dessert.
Looking for an appetizer that’s both low carb and high in flavor? Look no more!
Instead of a baguette, use pear slices to carry your crostini fillings. They’re crunchy and firm but a lot more nutritious.
You’ll use a combo of honey, walnuts, and blue cheese for the topping, and their sweet, salty, and nutty flavors will fill your taste buds with joy.
I’m not a fan of bland and boring salads, so trust me when I say this salad is a must-try!
This salad is happiness in a bowl with a mix of spring greens, sweet pears, candied walnuts, and a tangy parmesan vinaigrette.
It’s one epic way to add color and flavor to the table.
Here’s yet another stuffing recipe that’ll bring happiness to any celebration.
The combo of smoky sausage, sweet pears, and earthy sage makes this stuffing the stuff of legends.
It’s goes so well with turkey, but it’ll taste just as yummy with a big old pork roast or even beef.
Make the party extra fun with this incredible holiday punch!
The classic party drink is made even more delicious with pears and vanilla.
All you’ll need here is pear juice, lemon juice, club soda, cinnamon, and vanilla. And of course, don’t forget the tequila!
Capping off this list is a sweet and spiced almond cake so good; it won’t last a day.
Almond cakes are already delicious, even without the added flavor.
But just to make it more interesting, this recipe infuses it with cinnamon, cardamom, and, as you’ve guessed – pears.
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