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From savory to sweet, popular food bloggers share their 57 favorite pear recipes you need to try. Try something new with these pear recipes for savory dishes, salads, desserts, and drinks. You can also learn to can pears and make jams, pear butter, and jelly.
What Pear Is Best For Cooking?
According to Good Housekeeping, Bosc and Anjou varieties are tops at holding their shape and texture. In a pinch, Bartletts and other varieties work fine, too. Avoid Comice pears for cooking. Their tender, juicy flesh tends to fall apart when baked whole or used in pies. Smaller pears such as Seckel and Forelle are fine for cooking, but take longer to peel and core because of their size.
What are the health benefits of pears?
Pears offer dietary fiber, including prebiotics, which promotes bowel regularity, constipation relief, and overall digestive health. To get the most fiber from your pear, eat it with the skin on. They are also a rich source of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and protect against certain diseases.(1)
- Calories: 101
- Protein: 1 gram
- Carbs: 27 grams
- Fiber: 6 grams
- Vitamin C: 12% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin K: 6% of DV
- Potassium: 4% of the DV
- Copper: 16% of DV
57 Favorite Pear Recipes You Need To Try
When pears are abundant canning them is a great way to enjoy them all winter long. It also makes it quick and easy to use them in recipes such as breads, cakes or salads.
Fresh pares create warm and inviting dessert when poached. The simmering process will fill your kitchen with an inviting sweet smell.
Muffins With Pears
Pear muffins are fun to serve for breakfast or a yummy snack.
Jam, Jelly & Butter With Pears
Canning pear compote, butter or jam is a great way to preserve fresh pears. The spreads are delicious on toast, english muffins or a topping on ice cream.
Pear Pie Recipe
Move over apples, pear pie is moving in! Pears hold their texture well when baked in a pie and you can use warm spiced such cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to create a new family favorite dessert. Also, a pear contains more Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, and, especially Copper and Zinc than apples.
Savory Pear Recipes
Pears are not just for sweet recipes. Add pears to your savory dinner and appetizer recipes too.
Pear Drink Recipes
Healthy Recipes with Pears
More Fall Recipes
Be sure and try these Best Fall Pumpkin Recipes also.