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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    Spiced Squash and Fruit Crumble

    This sweet and savory dish is a perfect side for cold weather and would be amazing with any meal. It is versatile and perfect for potlucks or family dinners. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas


    Air-Fryer Pear Potpies

    I always make potpies when pears are in season. I love them so much more than apples because they have...


    49 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...


    Cranberry Pumpkin Chutney

    It's a waste to throw out carved jack-o'-lanterns after Halloween, so I decided to make a pumpkin chutney with them....

    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...


    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

    1 review

    This healthy, foolproof weeknight supper is naturally gluten-free, uses one pan and is on your table in no time! This...


    Bacon Pear Salad with Parmesan Dressing

    7 reviews

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


    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...


    Caramelized Pears

    2 reviews

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


    Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread

    I prefer to bake from scratch, but this Christmasy cake mix recipe is a favorite. For a change of pace,...


    Gingered Cherry Pear Cobbler

    2 reviews

    This is warm, sweet and filling—comfort food at its best! Scoop it up hot from the oven and serve it...

    Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

    3 reviews

    As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family's Grandmother...


    Ginger Pear Muffins

    21 reviews

    This wonderful recipe has been in my files for years. The chunks of fresh pear make each bite moist and...


    Pear-Stuffed French Vanilla Toast

    4 reviews

    My handyman, who is originally from Nicaragua, shared this classic breakfast dish his mother used to prepare. He says he...


    Pear Upside-Down Cake

    6 reviews

    Using a packaged cake mix speeds up the preparation time of this tasty pear and pecan upside-down cake. This moist...


    Personal Pear Potpies

    1 review

    Talk about cutie pies! These mini treats baked in ramekins are yummy and easy to prepare using frozen puff pastry....


    Pork Tenderloin with Pear Cream Sauce

    6 reviews

    Pork’s mild taste goes well with sweet flavors and many seasonings. Here, I’ve teamed it with both—luscious pears and a...


    Baked Pears

    3 reviews

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


    Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets

    1 review

    I came up with this simple recipe one night for a quick dinner. It's perfect with a cup of soup...


    Apple-Pear Compote

    Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers....

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    Slow-Cooker Pear Butter

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


    Pear Chutney Chicken

    4 reviews

    With a unique combination of flavors in this recipe, dinner is sure to satisfy. “My freezer is hardly ever without...


    Hazelnut Pear Cake

    1 review

    From the hazelnuts to the yummy browned butter glaze, this dessert is a little different from an everyday pound cake....


    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...


    Maple-Orange Pear Crisp

    3 reviews

    In fall, my family loves to kick back after dinner and dig into big bowls of this spiced crisp. It...


    Crumbleberry Pie

    2 reviews

    —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts