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, Ricotta and Rosemary Corn Muffins

      Indulge yourself by spreading a pat of butter over each of these warm, scrumptious pear and ricotta muffins. Add a drizzle of honey for that over-the-top goodness. —Joseph Sciascia, San Mateo, California

      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

      This sausage sweet potato sheet-pan dinner is a healthy, foolproof weeknight dinner! It's also easily adaptable to whatever seasonal fruit...


      Orchard Pear Pie

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


      Air-Fryer Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry

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

      Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

      6 reviews

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


      Fennel-Jicama Salad

      3 reviews

      This crunchy jicama salad contains no mayonnaise, making it a great dish to pass. Mint adds a refreshing flavor, but...

      Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

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


      Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

      1 review

      I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer...


      Pressure-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

      Tequila may seem an unusual ingredient, but give it a try! The fresh pears and mint make the dessert deliciously...


      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...


      Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad

      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...


      Caramelized Pears

      2 reviews

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

      Cranberry Pear Cobblers

      1 review

      These individual cranberry-and-pear treats feature a hint of ginger and cinnamon. Served warm, topped with ice cream, their homestyle flavor...


      Orange Pear Crisp

      Our home economists mixed up this heartwarming delight. Graham crackers and cinnamon make a golden topping over warm pears that...


      Pear Apple Pie

      2 reviews

      When it's apple season, I reach for this recipe from The Apple Fare restaurant in Grass Valley. Owner Joyce Rollings...


      Baked Pear

      2 reviews

      This is a nice side dish to go with pork or chicken and it can also make a delicious light...


      Apple Pear Coffee Cake

      17 reviews

      A friend gave me this apple pear coffee cake recipe to make for a breakfast I was hosting. The pan...


      Pear & Maple Cream Pavlova

      Delicate and creamy, this pear-topped pavlova makes an elegant dessert for company. I prepare the filling using the maple syrup...


      Apple ‘n’ Pear Kabobs

      2 reviews

      Instead of a fruit platter, serve these fun kabobs from Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Drizzled with a yummy,...


      Spiced Pear Jam

      13 reviews

      A neighbor of mine passed along this spiced pear jam recipe. I've given many jars of this jam as gifts....

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      Spiced Tea Poached Pears

      Pears are among my favorite fall fruits. This lovely dessert makes them especially spectacular. Easy elegance at its best—and that's...


      Grape ‘n’ Pear Tossed Salad

      This sweet medley will complement most any meal. Yogurt, apple juice and sugar create the quick but yummy dressing.—Taste of...


      Slow-Cooker Pear Butter

      This is a tasty spread for toast, muffins, biscuits or any of your favorite breads. It is easy to make...


      Asian Pear and Dried Cherry Chutney

      My wife and I serve this with roast pork or grilled pork chops. The fruits lend a natural sweetness. This...


      Almond Pear Muffins

      1 review

      I always bake muffins on the weekends and freeze them for breakfasts or snacks during the week. I take a...


      Pecan-Pear Tossed Salad

      To save time, I prepare the ingredients and dressing the day before, then combine them just before serving. This salad...