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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 plums and berries to your cherries. You'll love this old-fashioned and pretty dessert. —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon

Winter Fruit Coffee Cake

People will says this homey cake creates a flashback to their grandmother's kitchen. Filled with apples, pears and raisins, this...


Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

2 reviews

This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...


Pear Raspberry Jam

2 reviews

I give this sweet and tangy jam as a Christmas gift. In this part of the country, pears and raspberries...


Pear-Stuffed French Vanilla Toast

3 reviews

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

Pear-Mascarpone French Toast

1 review

My twist on French toast features a spiced pear and cheese filling. This dish is great for Sunday breakfast or...


Pear-adise Butter

3 reviews

Vanilla and rosemary accent this thick, smooth butter that positively shouts “pears” throughout. Spread some on ordinary bread and you'll...

Hazelnut Pear Cake

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


Fresh Fruit Salad with Pomegranate

The brightly colored fruits in this salad will perk up your morning. This is such a wonderful & easy dish...


Hint of Mint Fruit Salad

3 reviews

I love making herbal syrups like the simple dressing for this colorful fruit salad. It definitely adds pizzazz to our...


Candied Pecan Pear Salad

1 review

For special occasions, I like to dress up packaged salad greens with sweet pears, crunchy pecans and a slightly tart...