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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.

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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.

57 Favorite Pear Recipes You Need To Try

Pear Desserts

Chocolate Covered Pears Recipe
Chocolate Covered Pears! Rich melted dark chocolate, crunchy energy mix…
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Pear Frangipane Tart with Lavender
This pear frangipane tart with almonds and lavender aka tarte bourdaloue is a perfect classic French dessert
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Cinnamon Cheesecake with Spiced Poached Pears
Cinnamon and cheesecake make the perfect base for a autumnal treat, topped with spicy, boozy poached pears and warm toffee drizzle.
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Pear Cobbler – The Perfect American Fall Dessert Using Plenty Of Pears
This pear cobbler recipe will keep you warm in the colder months. Find out how to make a traditional American cobbler.
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Easy Apple Pear Crisp With Oats And Walnuts
Apple Pear Crisp is an easy, comforting fruit dessert made with HEALTHY ingredients flavored with warming spices. It’s refined sugar-free and so delicious!
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Can Pears

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.

Canning Pears {Preserved Pears}
An easy step by step tutorial for beginners on Canning Pears. This easy recipe for preserved pears is perfect for newbies and experienced canners. Instructions include low-sugar and no-sugar options.
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Recipe Adventure: Vanilla Bourbon Pears – visual heart creative studio
Canning recipe for vanilla bourbon pears. Delicious aromatic bosc pears canned and preserved with bourbon and vanilla.
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Pears Poached

Fresh pares create warm and inviting dessert when poached. The simmering process will fill your kitchen with an inviting sweet smell.

Poached Pears
Poached pears with warm cinnamon and anise spices simmered in a sweet sauce then served with apple butter yogurt sauce is a perfect fall dessert.
Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears
These Red Wine Poached Pears are an iconic Winter Dessert. The super easy spiced fruit recipe is simply great way to end a dinner party!
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Poire Belle Hélène {Poached Pears w/ Chocolate} – What A Girl Eats
Poire Belle Hélène is an indulgent dessert, made of poached pears with dark chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Here’s the recipe to make it!
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Pear Cake

Biscoff Cake with Pear and White Chocolate
Biscoff Cake with Pear and White Chocolate #biscoffcake #biscoffcupcake #biscoffrecipe #pearcakerecipe #pearcake #mascarponefrosting #whitechocolatemascarponefrosting
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Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Looking for an easy fall dessert recipe? Juicy pears & tart cranberries are a twist on traditional upside down cake. Great for holidays and Thanksgiving!
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Almond and Pear Cake (Gluten-Free)
This Flourless Almond and Pear Cake is a delicious naturally gluten-free dessert to enjoy with your afternoon tea or serve as a dinner party dessert.
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Pear Ginger Bundt Cake – House of Nash Eats
This Pear Ginger Bundt Cake is loaded with holiday flavors of Bosc pears and bits of crystallized ginger in every bite and topped with a pear spice glaze.
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Honey Glazed Cardamom Ginger Pear Cake
A beautiful upside-down pear cake to enjoy the fall bounty, with honey glazed cardamom ginger that keeps the cake moist and soft till serving time and beyond.
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vegan ginger pear bundt cake | The Baking Fairy
Vegan Ginger Pear Bundt Cake is super simple to make, and packed with fresh pear pieces and crystallized ginger for a taste of fall!
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Muffins With Pears

Pear muffins are fun to serve for breakfast or a yummy snack.

Spiced Pear Muffins
These Spiced Pear Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Topping make a delicious Fall and Winter sweet treat to enjoy for breakfast, afternoon tea or dessert.
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Pear chocolate chip sourdough muffins – Caroline’s Cooking
These pear chocolate chip sourdough muffins are easy to make, with a delicious combination of flavors. Gooey chocolate, sweetness & a slight tang – so good.
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Ginger Pear Muffins | plant.well
Easy and fluffy vegan ginger pear muffins that are quick, delicious and spiced! The best dairy-free muffins with a unique and sweet flavor.
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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.

Brandy Spiced Pear Compote Recipe
The combination of pears and brandy together create an elegant and delicious compote when you make this Brandy Spiced Pear Compote.
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Homemade Pear Butter
Sweet, homemade pear butter with warm spices and a hint of citrus make a perfect pear preserve recipe that can be frozen or canned for enjoyment all year long.
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Slow Cooker Pear Butter – The Suburban Soapbox
So easy to make, Slow Cooker Pear Butter is the best way to preserve those fall pears. Great on just about everything and in every recipe.
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Spiced Apple and Pear Jam Recipe – Chisel & Fork
With fresh apples and pears plus a variety of spices, this homemade spiced apple and pear jam recipe is the definition of fall.
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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.

Maple Ginger Pear Pie
This fresh pear pie is sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with ginger. The filling is soft and fragrant with a tender-crisp texture.
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Caramel Pear Pie • A Table Full Of Joy
Caramel Pear Pie, An amazingly delicious pear pie with caramel and a beautiful flaky crust.
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Dutch Pear & Nutmeg Pie with Streusel Topping – House of Nash Eats
Dutch Pear & Nutmeg Pie is a warm, wonderful pie filled with Fall’s other sweet, juicy and often overlooked fruit, delicately spiced with grated nutmeg and topped with a sandy, buttery streusel crumble topping. This Fall, switch up your Thanksgiving pie game with a pear pie instead of apple!
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Pear Custard Pie (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) – Dish by Dish
This gluten-free and dairy-free pear custard pie is heaven in a skillet. Creamy custard with sweet slices of baked pears, all cooked in one skillet.
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Pear Breads

Earl Grey Poached Pear Chocolate Loaf | BAKED
A luscious chocolate cake with tender earl grey tea-poached pears studded throughout the loaf.
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Granola Pear Bread – Running to the Kitchen®
This pear bread is stuffed with granola, super hearty and just slightly sweet. It’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with tea.
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Pear, Date and Walnut Loaf
Wondering what you could make with ripe pears? How about this easy to make spiced Pear, Date and Walnut Loaf cake. Studded with sweet dates and crunchy walnuts, it’s perfect served as a snack or dessert!
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Sour Cream Pear Bread – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
A delectable fall loaf featuring chopped pears; rich and moist from the addition of sour cream
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Pear Salad

Pear, Stilton and Candied Walnut Salad – Something Sweet Something Savoury
This fresh Pear, Stilton and Candied Walnut Salad is a stunning Winter salad that is delicious served as a light meal or as a side dish.
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Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad – Natalie’s Health
Delicious HEALTHY Roast Pumpkin Pear Salad is made with all FRESH ingredients – greens, roasted pumpkin, pomegranate and pear topped with walnuts and cheese
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Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts – The Suburban Soapbox
The BEST fall salad ever, this Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Candied Walnuts is so EASY to make, you’ll want to make it every single day.
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Copycat Cosi Signature Salad with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette | Worn Slap Out
This Cosi Signature Salad has mixed greens, grapes, pears, gorgonzola cheese, pistachios, & dried cranberries tossed in a sherry shallot vinaigrette.
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Pear & Roasted Beet Salad With Honey Vinaigrette
An appetizer that wows on the plate & on taste! This Pear & Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Vinaigrette is delicious & seasonal, perfect for entertaining.
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Savory Pear Recipes

Pears are not just for sweet recipes. Add pears to your savory dinner and appetizer recipes too.

Baked Brie & Caramelized Pear Sourdough Bread Bowl Recipe
A delicious holiday party appetizer, this easy Baked Brie recipe in a sourdough bread bowl is topped with buttery sweet caramelized pears and a drizzle of honey!
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Easy Pear Appetizer A Healthy Holiday Appetizer | Julie Blanner
An easy Pear appetizer with blue cheese and candied walnuts can be made in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect healthy holiday appetizer for a crowd!
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Pear, Brie, and Bacon Pizza Recipe – Couple in the Kitchen
Pear pizza?! Forget whatever fruits you’re used to putting on your pizzas (we’re lookin’ at you, pineapple), because we can officially crown the pear as the new king of pizza toppings.
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Easy Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts with Puff Pastry
These Mini Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts make for a great Fall and holiday party appetizer! Definitely a crowd-pleasing recipe!
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Spiced Pears and Roasted Sweet Potatoes
The combo of spiced pears +roasted sweet potatoes is amazing. Caramelized pear + the sweet nuttiness of sweet potato in warm buttery spice.
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Pear Sage Galette with a Flaky Olive Oil Crust | Twists & Zests
A dairy-free take on the easiest of pies – the rustic galette! This one has an orange scented flaky olive oil crust with a pear and sage filling to highlight the best in fall flavours. Today’s Dash of Science: Saturated versus unsaturated fats and how to use them in pastry.
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Baked Cheese Pear and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Appetizers
These Puff Pastry Appetizers are filled with a sweet & savory combo of Baked Cheese, pear and prosciutto. They are the most delicious warm Fall Appetizers!
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Vegan Cold Pear Soup – This Healthy Kitchen
Vegan cold pear soup is refreshing, flavourful, sweet and delicious. It makes a wonderful appetizer, or even a sweet dessert!
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Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey • Happy Kitchen
Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!
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Baked Pears with Blue Cheese and Cider Sauce
Baked pears need not be a dessert! This recipe combines them with blue cheese a cider sauce and savoury crumble to create a delicious and unusual side dish!
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Cauliflower Risotto with Caramelized Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts • Happy Kitchen
Cauliflower Risotto with Caramelized Pears, Blue Cheese and Walnuts: A healthy and gluten-free makeover of a traditional risotto packed with flavor!
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Pear Drink Recipes

Ginger Beer Pear Punch » The Nutrition Adventure
Spice up the holidays with this festive Ginger Beer Pear Punch that tastes great as a mocktail or as a cocktail! | The Nutrition Adventure
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Sparkling Pear & Ginger Cocktail
This sparkling pear & ginger cocktail is such an elegantly refreshing Christmas party signature and a perfect replacement for a Christmas morning mimosa.
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Heavenly Spiced Pear Liqueur
Homemade Spiced Pear Liqueur – homemade pear liqueur ready in just 24 hours and tases amazing! Makes a great homemade Christmas gift or any occasion!
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Pear Ginger Smoothie – Natalie’s Health
Creamy and delicious, detoxifying Pear Ginger Smoothie made with FRESH ingredients, refined and added sugar-free is highly nutritious meal rich in fibers and proteins. Perfect breakfast or snack between meals.
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Fruity Margarita Recipe With Pear And Honey
Fun fruity margarita recipe that is easy to make without mix. This pear honey margarita is sure to impress.
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Pear Ginger Revitalizer » The Nutrition Adventure
Refreshing and a bit spicy from a dose of fresh ginger, this Pear Ginger Revitalizer provides a quick pick-me-up!
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Healthy Recipes with Pears

Pear And Rocket Salad – A Low-carb Salad Recipe Perfect For Summery Days
This pear and rocket salad with blue cheese is easy to prepare. Use ripe pears pair with a mature white wine. Use candied walnuts or plain ones if you can.
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Pear Date Skillet Cake (Refined Sugar-Free Gluten-Free)
This Pear and Date Skillet Cake whips up in a Blender and happens to be gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy free! Served with a drizzle of homemade date syrup, each mouthful is a truly decadent experience!
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Pear Crisps
Pear crisps – A delicious, fruity and healthy alternative to crisps for your little ones to enjoy. Really easy to make and no nasty added extras.
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More Fall Recipes

Be sure and try these Best Fall Pumpkin Recipes also.

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