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

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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

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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

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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

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So simple but so delicious.

Fresh Pear Pie

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

Classic Pear Crisp

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Pears and crystallized ginger are baked under a crispy golden oat crust.

Apple and Pear Crumble

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A great dessert that nobody can resist! Tastes great with vanilla ice cream.

Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

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

Fresh Pear Cake

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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.

Pear or Apple Cobbler

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A baked pear or apple recipe with a crunchy oatmeal cobbler-like topping. Simple and tasty. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

Ginger Pear Crisp

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Gingersnap cookie crumbs are the base of the sweet, nut-filled crumble that tops this pear crisp.

Fabulously Sweet Pear Cake

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This is a recipe of my great-great grandmother's. It is wonderfully sweet and fresh. It's so delicious, it never lasts long!

Inspiration and Ideas

Almond and Pear Cake

"What a fabulous cake! I made it exactly as the recipe states, no need to make any adjustments. I love the ground almonds and amaretto." – Kim's Cooking Now!

Flambeed Vanilla-Poached Pears

"I just made my first flambe! So easy and delicious, with a very impressive presentation." – CDGunn

Instant Pot® Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

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Peeling and chopping butternut squash can be quite a chore, but not using this method! By precooking the squash in your Instant Pot®, the skin will slip right off, allowing you to make this quick and flavorful soup in just minutes! The pears add just the perfect amount of sweetness with no need to add in extra sugar. Garnish with a light drizzle of cream to serve.