Pear Recipes

Readily available in fall and winter, pears are perfect for cozy cooking projects. From desserts to savory ideas, our recipes with pears will keep your kitchen busy.

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    Pear Tarte Tatin

    Move over apples, because pear tarte Tatin is having a moment.

    Pear, Apple and Celery Salad

    1 review

    This salad is incredibly fresh and bright, but uses apples and pears, making it perfect for fall and winter. The...


    Prosciutto, Pear & Burrata Salad

    The idea for this salad came to me when we ordered a restaurant appetizer that was prosciutto, burrata, a little...


    Spiced Squash and Fruit Crumble

    This sweet and savory dish is a side made for cold weather and is amazing with any meal. It is...


    47 of Our Favorite Pear Desserts

    Fall isn't just for apples! Switch things up tonight with a few of these incredible sweet pear desserts. With recipes...


    7 Types of Pears (and the Best Ways to Eat Them)

    Many types of pears are in season from August through October. Here are the fresh pears to look for at...

    Sausage Sweet Potato Sheet-Pan Dinner

    2 reviews

    This foolproof weeknight dinner is naturally gluten free, and is on your table in no time! It is easily adaptable...


    Orchard Pear Pie

    I made this pie using Bartlett pears fresh from the orchard. It's a lovely dessert to include on your holiday...


    Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

    8 reviews

    This simple salad is an elegant side dish for any menu. With a blend of fresh pears and warm, comforting...


    Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

    1 review

    This is the first jam that I came up with on my own—and I love the flavor combo!—Rachel Creech, Marion,...

    Cranberry and Roasted Beet Salad

    I created this as a healthy, tasty side dish to complement Christmas dinner. This enticing substitute for cranberry relish is...


    Upside-Down Fruitcake

    2 reviews

    I get tired of people bad-mouthing holiday fruitcakes. It's one of my favorite holiday flavors and I look forward to...


    Homemade Pear Honey

    2 reviews

    Pear honey is an old recipe that's been passed down through families. We especially like it with hot biscuits and...


    Caramelized Pears

    3 reviews

    After picking an abundant crop of pears, I was looking for new ways to enjoy them. A friend suggested warming...


    Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad

    1 review

    I didn't try parsnips until I was well into my 40s, but now I can't get enough of them. This...

    Peanut Butter, Honey & Pear Open-Faced Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    I work a 12-hour night shift at a hospital, and when I come home in the morning, I don't want...


    Gorgonzola Pear Tartlets

    1 review

    Whether you serve these simple tartlets as an appetizer or dessert, they're too good to pass up. I leave the...


    Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza

    1 review

    Goat cheese and basil take this pizza to the next level of flavor. “My husband and I developed this recipe...


    Pear Bar Cookies

    8 reviews

    When you're in the mood for bars that are a little bit different, bake these spiced goodies featuring mellow pears...


    Pear & Ginger Sparkler

    1 review

    I created this twist on a Bellini when a friend gave me some Asian pears she grew in her backyard....


    Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread Cake

    8 reviews

    The aroma of baking gingerbread stirs up such warm memories. This cake looks festive and is even on the lighter...


    Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

    1 review

    A honey of a salute to late-summer pear season, this cozy dessert looks both elegant and decadent. Wrapped in puff...


    Autumn Pear Bread

    18 reviews

    Pears give these little loaves delicious flavor and help keep them nice and moist. They make lovely gifts to share,...


    Pear Custard Pie

    3 reviews

    Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan shares the secret of this mouthwatering pie. "When cooked, the pears become incredibly sweet, soft...

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    Pear Gruyere Pie

    3 reviews

    I love cheese and fruit, so this pie is a natural pairing for me. Sweet and spicy wine-poached pears and...


    Baked Pears

    3 reviews

    This baked pears recipe is very versatile. You can serve it warm or cold and for any size group. Chilled...


    Apple Pear Pie

    8 reviews

    This pear apple pie, really says "fall." What a yummy way to use your backyard bounty or the pickings from...


    Pear Preserves

    8 reviews

    In the fall we would go to our farm and pick pears and apples. Then we'd build a campfire and...


    Home-for-Christmas Fruit Bake

    7 reviews

    Pop this special dish in the oven and mouths will water in anticipation— the cinnamony aroma is tantalizing! The fruit...


    Butterscotch Pears

    5 reviews

    This grand finale simmers during dinner and impresses as soon as you bring it to the table. Serve as is,...