25 Best Pear Recipes

Pear Cobbler

Pear Cobbler
1

Another dish that lends itself well to non-Thanksgiving preparations, this cobbler is terrific with raspberries or blackberries, depending on the season, ...


By Sam Sifton

Pear of Roses Recipe

Pear of Roses Recipe
3

If you love aromatic herb cocktails, try this one, which combines lavender syrup and rosemary with pear purée to wonderful effect.


By H. Joseph Ehrmann

Scotch Pear Cocktail Recipe

Scotch Pear Cocktail Recipe
3.3

We are fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year and in celebration, I have created the Scotch Pear.  Mixology fanatics would agree that single ...


By Michael Green

Cactus Pear Smoothie Recipe

Cactus Pear Smoothie Recipe
3.6

We learned from Margaret D'Arrigo, of Andy Boy in Salinas Valley, California, that the most extensive cactus pear production in Europe is in Sicily, right ...


By Elaine and Scott Harris

Banana Pear Lassi Recipe

Banana Pear Lassi Recipe
5

This delicious take on the popular Indian yogurt drink mixes in fresh banana and pear.


By Nina Dreyer Hensley

Pear-Cranberry Jam Recipe

Pear-Cranberry Jam Recipe
3.2

The aroma of this jam evokes memories of jumping in raked leaves, the first autumn fire in the chimney, and yummy snacks after winning that overtime ...


By Pamela Bennett

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe
3.25

This garden-to-glass cocktail from Cindy Pawlcyn's Mustards Grill features the juice of prickly pears grown right in the Mustards garden.


By Maryse Chevriere

Rayuela's Pear Cider Recipe

Rayuela's Pear Cider Recipe
3.65

Get in on the seasonal cocktail game with this warm cider, served at New York's Rayuela. Featuring Xanté Pear Liqueur, this easy-to-make drink offers a ...


By Maryse Chevriere

Vin Santo Roasted Pears

Vin Santo Roasted Pears
3.2

We roast Anjou, Comice, or Bartlett pears for this simple dessert in any number of Italian passiti, or sweet dessert wines — vin santo from Tuscany, recioto ...


By Canal House

Spiced Pear Cocktail

Spiced Pear Cocktail

"This is the perfect cocktail for transitioning from winter into spring," says Joel Tennyson, wine director of The Inn at Dos Brisas of his Spiced Pear ...


By Alexis Korman

Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding
4

This custardy, raisin-studded bread pudding highlights the sweet, comforting taste of baked pears. When turned out of its baking dish, the flan-like pudding ...


By BetterEats.com

Winter Pear Mojito

Winter Pear Mojito

For those needing something fruity at New Year's Day brunch, a winter pear mojito is the right brunch cocktail. The Winter Pear Mojito is made at Atrio at ...


By marcyafranklin

Ricotta-Pear Pizza

Ricotta-Pear Pizza

If you like your slice on the sweet side, there's another option besides Hawaiian-style (that's pineapple and ham for the uninitiated). Try some nonfat ...


By Women's Health

Butternut-Pear Soup Recipe

Butternut-Pear Soup Recipe
2.7

I find that butternut squash is one of the most versatile squash out there. I use them in everything from soups to baked goods; they can be sweet or savory. ...


By Denise Woodward and Laudalino Ferreira

Autumn Pear Galette

Autumn Pear Galette
3.1

A galette is a free-form tart, nothing more than lightly sweetened, thin slices of fresh fruit wrapped in a lazy envelope of pastry dough. You can just roll ...


By Miri Leigh

Pear Gravy Recipe

Pear Gravy Recipe
3.35

Here’s an easy and delicious variation on traditional gravy. Pear juice adds some fruitiness while rum adds complexity.Click here to see The Ultimate ...


By Mark Gaier and Clark Fraisier

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

This margarita comes from Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evanglina Soza, ...


By madeline.monaco

Ginger Pear Juice

Ginger Pear Juice
5

Pears are one of fall's most forgotten-about fruits, but we can't imagine why when there's a juice recipe with pears this good. Made by Marra St.Clair and ...


By marcyafranklin

Pear and Almond Tart

Pear and Almond Tart

Frangipane, an almond-flavored pastry cream, is matched with pears in this classic French tart.


By Whole Foods Market

Poached Pears with Vanilla

Poached Pears with Vanilla

A delightful, warm dessert for fall.


By Lauren Gordon

Organic Baked Pears

Organic Baked Pears
5

These warm, cooked pears have a surprise in the middle: a pool of light syrup made of honey and whiskey that livens up the dessert, and adds richness to the ...


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Pear Brandy Crusta

Pear Brandy Crusta

This delicious Prohibition-inspired drink is created by Mulberry Project in New York. 


By Elsa Säätelä

Pear Brandy Crusta

To celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition Day on December 5th, the NYC bespoke cocktail bar, Mulberry Project has developed the Pear Brandy Crusta ...


By RCHCPR

Baguette Slices with Brie and Pear

Baguette Slices with Brie and Pear
3.3

This appetizer is trés Français. It is best when the brie is ripe and left at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Put a dribble of honey on it with a ...


By Lulu Powers

D’Anjou Pear Salad Recipe

D’Anjou Pear Salad Recipe
4.65

This is Chef Holly Smith’s classic house salad served at Café Juanita in Kirkland, Wash. Not your typical salad, as it doesn't include any greens, the dish ...


By Holly Smith

Pear

What is Pear?

A pear is a fruit similar to an apple but often softer in flesh and with a sweeter taste. Pears can be eaten raw or used in various recipes. The juice can be drunk. The ripening of pears can be troublesome; some cultivars are at their best for a brief period of full ripeness.

Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.