From cakes and muffins to tarts and pies, these vegan pear recipes will change your mind about the often misunderstood lifestyle.
As a heavy meat (and dairy) eater, I used to think there was no way a vegan dish could taste decent, let alone delicious.
I was completely floored when I eventually realized the sheer amount of delectable vegan dishes out there!
There is such a wide array of good vegan recipes to try, I decided to focus on one category at a time.
For today’s round-up, we’ll focus our attention on pears.
There are pear cobblers, crumbles, smoothies, pizza, you name it.
And by golly, every single recipe in this collection will have you picking your jaw up off the floor.
Truly, these vegan pear recipes prove that plant-based can be amazing!
1. Vegan Pear Bread
One of the best ways to enjoy pear season is by turning the fruit into this fragrant and fluffy loaf of bread.
It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to bread loaves.
But pears can do everything bananas can do and more!
This bread is moist and tender, with chunks of crisp-tender pears surprising you with every bite.
Hearty and cozy, this bakery-style delight will fill your heart with pure love and light.
2. Vegan Pear Crumble
If you’re looking for a classic fall dessert that goes beyond apple pie, look no further than this vegan pear crumble.
Here, pear slices are sweetened and spiced with brown sugar and cinnamon, creating a thick and flavorful syrup around the fruit.
It’s topped off with an oat streusel, adding buttery and crumbly tastes and textures to the dessert.
While their flavor profiles are similar, this crumble is much easier to make than a pie.
It’s so simple, in fact, that it’s impossible to mess up.
3. Vegan Pear Upside-Down Cake
This pear cake is moist, buttery, and fruity, so everything you want a cake to be.
What makes it stand out, however, is its rustic beauty.
But relax, you don’t need to be a pro to pull off this recipe.
The great thing about upside-down cakes is, apart from the impeccable presentation and taste, they’re hella easy to make.
Simply arrange pear slices at the bottom of a pan, drizzle some maple syrup on top, and pour the batter over.
Once it’s done baking, simply flip the pan over onto a plate, and delight in your beautiful work of art.
4. Vegan Pear Cobbler
Start your day the sweet way with this scrumptious vegan pear cobbler! Dessert for breakfast is always a good idea.
It’s moist, tender, and sweet, just like any good cobbler would be.
But thanks to ingredients such as pears, flaxseeds, and fall spices, this cobbler is also good for you.
Dessert that’s both tasty and healthy? Now that sounds good to me.
5. No-Bake Vegan Pear Cheesecake
Cheesecake topped with pears? Sounds a bit unusual, but believe me, it works.
Pears and cheese always get paired together in cheese boards and platters.
So if you think about it, this dessert actually makes sense.
The combined layers of silky cheesecake and caramelized pears make for one terrific dessert.
Oh, and did I mention, this cheesecake doesn’t require baking at all?
Whether you’re a beginner or just not in the mood to cook, this cheesecake is absolutely a must-try.
6. Vegan Spiced Pear & Almond Cake
Pears, almonds, and fall spices team up to make this stunning cake.
It’s just as luscious as it is gorgeous, making it hard to believe it’s vegan.
Kissed with cinnamon, this cake will greet your nostrils with the warming fragrance of fall.
The cake itself is moist and fluffy, with the pears and almonds giving it more character.
7. Pear Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal for breakfast sure is healthy, but let’s be honest, there’s no excitement to it, at all.
Enter, these pear oatmeal cookies.
Complete with oats, pears, flax seeds, and fall spices, these cookies are just as nutritious as the humble breakfast.
But they have more pizazz.
The combo of oats and pears makes these cookies crunchy and crispy, yet also soft and chewy.
The only downside is it’s hard to stop at one.
8. Vegan Pear Tart
Between the crust, the apricot jam, and the spiced pears, it’s hard to tell which layer makes this tart a show-stopper.
Also, you’d be surprised at how this recipe manages to produce such a flaky and buttery crust, despite it being vegan.
The secret? Vegan butter. If you’re serious about this lifestyle, you’d better have a steady supply!
9. Chai Spice Vegan Pear Pie
Apple pie sure is a classic, but in case you’re looking for something similar yet also different, this pear pie is for you.
It has the same components we all know and love in a pie, with a buttery and flaky crust and a fruity and syrupy filling.
What makes it extra special is the spices that go into the filling.
A blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg, why, it’s chai in a pie!
10. Pear Walnut Salad with Maple Cinnamon Dressing
Nowadays, salads can be just as exciting as desserts. You don’t have to take my word for it.
I’ll just let this recipe prove my point.
Featuring arugula, pears, candied walnuts, and a maple cinnamon dressing, this salad is a playful mix of tastes and textures.
It’s proof that sad salads are a thing of the past.
11. Vegan Red Wine Poached Pears
I’m normally not a fan of poached food, but when it comes to pears, I’m 100% on board.
First of all, look how pretty! I think we can all agree it’s breathtaking.
Second of all, and more importantly, it’s ridiculously good.
Here, the pears are poached in a blend of red wine, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, and lemon.
As they cook, the pears absorb the flavors and colors of the poaching liquid, giving it that lush velvet hue.
The liquid eventually reduces into a thick, decadent sauce, which you can use to add to the dessert’s presentation.
It’s simple, yet phenomenal.
12. Vegan Cocoa Waffles with Caramelized Pears
This recipe elevates the classic waffles into a knockout treat.
Crisp chocolate waffles are topped with sweet caramelized pears. It’s perfection from top to bottom.
I’m getting giddy just thinking about them!
The recipe uses wholesome ingredients such as whole wheat flour, non-dairy milk, and pears, so you can enjoy it guilt-free.
It’s the kind of indulgence you can give in to every day.
13. Vegan Pear Pizza
You’d think a pear pizza would be some type of dessert, but this one definitely isn’t.
Rather, it’s a savory dish that starts with a soft vegan dough and a creamy garlic cashew sauce.
As for the toppings, you get a merry mix of pears, arugula, and butternut squash.
Adding extra heat to the party is a drizzle of chili oil.
Altogether, this pizza is a fun medley of savory, sweet, and spicy flavors.
14. Vegan Ginger Pear Muffins
These muffins combine the classic fall flavors of pears, ginger, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Vegan yogurt ensures that these muffins are incredibly moist.
A simple sprinkling of coarse sugar on top gives them a nice crunchy contrast.
Kissed with spices, each bite will fill your life with comfort.
What a wonderful day to kickstart a chilly autumn day.
15. Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Pear Sauce
Pancakes are already scrumptious as they are.
But when you throw in pears and maple syrup to the mix, they transform into a completely different beast.
Sweetened with molasses and spiced with ginger and cinnamon, these pancakes taste just like gingerbread cookies.
A warm, cozy, buttery pear sauce takes them up a notch. It’s the breakfast of champions!
16. Pear Grilled “Cheeze” Sandwiches
This sandwich is filled with crisp pear slices and a garlicky vegan cheese spread.
It’s the perfect plant-based version of classic grilled cheese.
While the pears do add a nice sweetness and crunch to the sandwich, it’s the vegan cheese that steals the show.
A blend of cashews, garlic, miso paste, and lemon juice, it has a unique, umami-rich flavor you won’t be able to resist.
17. Vegan Pear Galette
Don’t be intimidated by this fancy-sounding dish, for a galette is nothing but an open-faced pie.
It’s one delicious treat, though!
Made with a flaky pastry crust and a sweet and crisp pear ginger filling, this pie is simply divine.
And even though you’ll have to make the crust from scratch to make this galette, this recipe is still pretty easy.
18. Simple Pear Ginger Smoothie
No time for a sit-down breakfast? Have this smoothie to go!
This healthy concoction is made with pears, ginger, spinach, avocado, hemp, and chia seeds.
Together, they make a thick smoothie with a wonderfully sweet and spiced flavor.
It’s just like a creamy milkshake, but with all the health benefits.
19. Baked Pears
This recipe for baked pears showcases just how glorious the fruit is even without accompaniments.
Here, pear halves are drizzled with maple syrup and cinnamon and then baked to perfection.
They come out of the oven looking and smelling heavenly.
The pears’ texture gets so soft and buttery, with the maple and cinnamon complementing their sweetness.
This dessert is evidence that pears are good enough to stand on their own!
20. Nourishing Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
When it gets too cold outside and your body is in need of warmth and comfort, you have this recipe to count on.
Pears and butternut squash join forces to give you this nourishing soup.
These two offer a special kind of sweetness you can’t get anywhere else.
The soup is also infused with cinnamon and ginger which round out the flavors wonderfully well.
21. Vegan Dark Chocolate Pear Turnovers
If you’re not afraid of odd flavor combinations, these turnovers are calling your name.
The filling is an intriguing pairing of dark chocolate and pears with cinnamon sugar.
I agree that it’s not the most common partnership.
But if you like combining fruit with cinnamon and chocolate, these turnovers will absolutely knock your socks off.
22. Baked Pears with Vegan and Gluten-Free Stuffing
For those leading a healthy lifestyle, the holidays can be a bit of a struggle. This recipe makes things a bit easier.
Say hello to baked pears filled with delectable Thanksgiving stuffing!
The herbs, spices, and almonds make the stuffing incredibly flavorful.
It’s so good, you might even forget it’s vegan.
23. Vegan Ricotta, Pear, Ham, and Cheese Tart
A sheet of flaky puff pastry is smeared with vegan ricotta and topped with slices of ham, pears, and vegan cheese.
Sweet, salty, and savory, It’s the pear-perfect party appetizer.
24. French Toast with Caramelized Pears
Slices of French toast are smothered with sweet, decadent caramelized pears.
Toasted almond flakes are sprinkled on top for the perfect finishing touch.
I’ll have three servings, please.
25. Vegan Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake
It looks like a simple chocolate loaf cake on the outside, but when you slice into it, a fruity surprise center will be revealed.
The trick is to drop three whole pears into a chocolate loaf cake batter.
It doesn’t just make for a fun presentation, but adds more texture and flavor to the cake, as well!
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