Pear Dessert Recipes

Find dozens of recipes for classic pear desserts including baked pears, poached, pear pie, and so much more.

Staff Picks

Pears Panos

Rating: 4.63 stars
Bosc Pears make their own light syrup right on the stove top. Add a touch of vanilla and orange liqueur, and you have an autumn dessert that won't weigh you down.

d'Anjou Pear and Almond Tarts

Rating: 5 stars
I don't have a real sweet tooth so I wanted to make a dessert that wasn't too decadent. We love these tarts because they're just enough sweet with that unique pear taste and the crunch of almonds, a lot like apple pie. For those of you who make your own pie crust, it will make them that much better! I think these would pear well with your favourite cup of tea or a bubbly glass of Prosecco. Enjoy!

Maple-Pear Tarte Tatin

Rating: 4.33 stars
Pears poached in a maple caramel sauce then baked with a traditional puff pastry crust, a simple yet elegant dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Creamy Baked Pears

Rating: 4.74 stars
So simple but so delicious.

Air Fryer Pear Crisp for Two

Rating: 4 stars
Skip the oven and make dessert in your air fryer! Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and/or caramel sauce. The recipe can easily be doubled for larger air fryers.

Fresh Pear Pie

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

Fresh Pear Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is the recipe that I like to use with the fresh pears that I get from my trees in late August. It's also lower in fat and cholesterol than most regular cakes.

Apple, Cranberry, and Pear Crisp

Rating: 4.69 stars
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.

Rustic Autumn Fruit Tart

Rating: 4.31 stars
This delightful, warming dessert is quick to make and a pleasure to eat.

Poached Pears Belle Helene

Rating: 4.86 stars
They say Auguste Escoffier created this dish in honor of the opera, La Belle Helene, but we chefs know the real reason. How else are you going to use up bruised pears in such a delicious and beautiful way?

Pear and Almond Tart (Dairy- and Gluten-Free)

Rating: 4.86 stars
Easy non-dairy and gluten-free recipe for a classic pear and almond tart. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top if desired.

Spicy Pear Cookies

Rating: 4.44 stars
Delicious, rich flavor with or without frosting. Top with walnut halves for a fancy touch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Almond and Pear Cake
Rating: Unrated
"What a fabulous cake! I made it exactly as the recipe states. I love the ground almonds and amaretto." – Kim's Cooking Now!
Flambeed Vanilla-Poached Pears
Rating: Unrated
"I just made my first flambe! So easy and delicious, with a very impressive presentation." – CDGunn

Fresh Pear Pie

Rating: 4.75 stars

This is quite a refreshing dessert. Serve plain, or with whipped cream or ice cream.