21 Sweet and Savory Pear Recipes Perfect for Fall
Spiced Maple Tart with Poached Pears
Maple and pears really are the perfect pair. Case in point: this glazed pear tart. Warm cinnamon, cloves, and crystallized ginger make up the spiced pear filling before getting topped with a crunchy crust.
Pork Loin with Parsnips and Pears
This easy pear recipe is perfect for anyone wanting dinner on the table stat. We've paired sweet pears and parsnips with quick-cooking pork that takes less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish.
Caramelized Pear Skillet Cake
If you're a fan of pineapple upside-down cake, then you'll love this fall twist featuring fresh pears. This caramelized pear cake comes together in your cast-iron skillet for a cozy dessert that will be the talk of the family. Oh, and did we mention the bourbon sauce to go on top? It really adds something extra.
Cheesecake with Maple-Glazed Pears and Cranberries
Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza
Baby Cheesecakes with Toffee Pears
Ginger-Orange Poached Pears
Simple, yet sophisticated, poached pears make a delicious finish to any meal. Freshly squeezed orange juice will really make that citrus shine in this easy pear dessert. If you like planning your meals ahead, these pears can be chilled up to 1 day in advance.
Stuffed Endive with Pear Walnut and Goat Cheese
Autumn Maple-Pear Pie
Pear and Chai Breakfast Cake
Turkey, Pear & Cheese Salad
Lean turkey, crisp pears, and smoky provolone cheese are complemented by a sweet and tangy cider vinaigrette in this addicting fruit salad recipe. When buying pears, look for fruit that is fragrant and free of blemishes; any variety will work wonderfully. Comice pears are especially sweet, while Bartletts have the strongest signature pear flavor.
Rustic Pear Tart with Saffron Pastry
Hazelnut-Pear Torte with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Five-Spice Pear Pie Bars
Flaky pastry tops a warm pear filling in this sweet and spicy pear dessert recipe. Five-spice powder (cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorn) really gives the slab pie-like bars a distinct flavor that'll have you coming back for another piece. There are also some corn flakes in the mix for added crunch.
Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears
Walnut Pear Sour Cream Cake
Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears
Isn't it amazing how stale bread can transform into one of the most comforting desserts of all time? This soft, moist bread pudding is infused with fresh pears and topped with sweet caramel for an all-around indulgent dessert. Make them in small ramekins so everyone has their own individual portion.
Peppered Pear Scones with Pear Conserve
Autumn Pear and Pumpkin Soup
This savory pear recipe will make an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving lineup. Plain white bread gets a delicious makeover thanks to pears, pecans, and nutmeg. While you can often swap butter with other alternatives, this is one recipe you want to make sure you use the real deal to get the most flavor.
Pear, Vanilla Bean, and Browned Butter Crumble
Browned butter really takes the flavor of this pear crumble recipe up a notch. Don't have any vanilla beans on hand? You can substitute 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste instead and it will still be super delicious.