Pear Recipes

Pears are a popular choice for pie, bread, and cake, but they are also excellent in salads, soups, and on pizza. Browse over 350 pear recipes.

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Pear Pie III

Rating: 4.5 stars
192
My kids are always asking me to make this delicious creamy pear pie, it's their favorite! This recipe came from my mother who is known for her outrageously wonderful cooking!

Beet and Pear Puree

Rating: 4.68 stars
22
This is the perfect side dish to a holiday meal. It works well with roast turkey or pork. Can be made one day ahead, and preheated in double boiler.

Curried Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad

Rating: 4.82 stars
264
Whenever I make this salad for guests, I'm always asked for the recipe and my family always requests this. We call it 'The Good Salad.'

Pear and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza

Rating: 4.58 stars
171
A very interesting appetizer pizza. Sounds strange, but everyone will love the unique combination of fragrant pears and distinctive Gorgonzola.

Pear Bread I

Rating: 4.59 stars
193
This bread is great lightly toasted for breakfast or anytime!

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Rating: 4.9 stars
205
This salad brings together ingredients that really enhance each other, and the dressing packs a perfect punch with maple syrup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. It's a favorite in my family!

Fresh Pear Pie

Rating: 4.75 stars
358
This is quite a refreshing dessert. Serve plain, or with whipped cream or ice cream.

Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Rating: 4.74 stars
370
My family loves this creamy and satisfying soup with the comforting flavors of butternut squash and curry. Serve topped with frizzled onions.

Apple, Cranberry, and Pear Crisp

Rating: 4.69 stars
259
This is a variation of the traditional Apple Crisp that I dreamed up one day when I didn't have enough apples, and there were pears in the fruit bowl, and leftover toasted walnuts from something else. We love it. Cranberries can be substituted with raisins or dried cherries. Comice pears taste best with this recipe.

Tangy Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
88
Romaine, blue cheese, chopped pears, walnuts, and red onions, combined with a tangy dressing, make this salad unforgettable. It is a sure hit worth trying!

Roquefort Pear Salad

Rating: 4.86 stars
1475
This is the best salad I've ever eaten and I make it all the time. It is tangy from the blue cheese, fruity from the pears, and crunchy from the caramelized pecans. The mustard vinaigrette pulls it all together.

Apple and Pear Crumble

Rating: 4.48 stars
48
A great dessert that nobody can resist! Tastes great with vanilla ice cream.
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Renee's Pear Crisp

Rating: Unrated
30
Having a pear tree in abundance called for some crafty cooking. Had all ingredients on hand and what's not to like? Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

Rating: 4.7 stars
41

Well, I have yet to really eat good BBQ pork chops. I was tired of the three or four different baking methods and I decided to try something a bit different. If you are not into sweet, then this probably isn't the recipe for you. I would suggest squeezing a bit of lime juice over the meat in order to break up the sweetness. I have never paid attention to what type of pork chops I had either, I just grabbed and baked...but apparently it is all in the cut of the meat! I also froze a few heads of romaine lettuce for about an hour, divided it up into 8 portions, and added Parmesan cheese and dressing of choice.... MMMM!