35 Best Pear Recipes to Make for Every Meal

There are so many ingredients that complement this delicious fruit. *Pear* it with a salad sprinkled with blue cheese, or a gooey cheesy brie pizza! Looking for other fall favorites? Don't miss our picks featuring apples and pumpkin.

Caramelized Pears With Spiced Walnut Granola

“This fall-centric dessert is a crowd pleaser.”

-Dan Churchill

Pear & Cranberry Tart

“A sweet ending to a great meal makes a Thanksgiving feast even more memorable. Tart, dried cranberries compliment sweet pears, and make a flavorful addition to this recipe.”

-Mary Jenny

Pear & Gruyere Omelet

"I absolutely loved this omelet! I made it as written and found it easy to make with a terrific taste. I’ll definitely make this again.”


Pear Clafouti

"Oh yum! Very similar to bread pudding. It has just the right amount of sweetness to it.”


Sweet Potato & Pear Soup

"Tasty and healthy. Very different and, of course, slightly sweet. Very good with crusty bread.”


Chicken Pear Salad

“Rumored to be the ‘best salad ever.’ This salad was a huge hit at a baby shower I attended. Fortunately the hostess shared the recipe with us.”


Avocado Guacamole with Pomegranate & Pears

"This is delicious, and looks so colorful. I used sea salt and served this with rice crackers. I would make this again."


Pear & Brie Pita Poppers

A sweet bite for entertaining guests. It’s handheld, crunchy and insanely satisfying.

Brie, Pear & Prosciutto Pizza

“Ontario pears are ripe for picking in the late summer. Who needs delivery? Keep some pizza dough on hand to make a sweet and savory meal the whole family will love.”

-Mary Jenny

Chicken-Pizziola Panini With Green Tea Spiced Pears

A lunch treat with ooey gooey melted provolone, spicy pepperoni and melt-in-your-mouth flatbread. What could be better? To *pear* it will green-tea infused pears and golden raisins. A touch of sweetness goes a long way!

Pear Crisp for One

“So delicious! I used pears, but any fruit would be lovely. If you like a big dessert, the whole recipe is good but it can also serve two very easily.”


Italian Meatballs & Ravioli With Caramel Pear Crisp

A dinner with dessert, as easy as 1-2-3. Serve this up for a dinner party to impress your guests, while it’s easy enough to whip up as a weeknight meal.

Chocolate Pear Amandine Tart

A favorite! The chocolate foundation makes for a perfect bite every time. Serve this after a nice steak dinner for a sweet tooth satisfaction.

Pork Chops With Ginger-Pear Sauce

“Great pork chops! I love fresh ginger, green onions and pears. They all complimented this pork very well.”


Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich With Fresh Pears

"So good. I made this with freshly baked ciabatta bread and grilled it like a panini. I loved it!"

-Jen in Victoria

Roasted Pear Salad

“A restaurant-quality wonderful recipe. I think the pear by itself would be wonderful. This is such a simple recipe!”


Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pear & Pistachio

What’s better than charred Brussels with tangy lemon juice, sweet pears and crunchy pistachios? Nothing! This is a brilliant side dish for summer entertaining.

Brown Rice Pudding With Apples & Pears

"It's so nice to find a rice pudding that is core-friendly. I made this as written using Splenda as the sweetener. I really enjoyed the addition of the fruit to the pudding."

-Dreamer in Ontario

Pork Tenderloin With Roasted Pears

“We loved this recipe! Very flavorful and easy to get on the table.”


Pear, Please

A tangy, satisfying beverage. The amaretto compliments the pear liqueur, and the fresh sage is the most gentle touch.

Honey-Glazed Apple Pear Tart

A light dessert for the hot summer months! Put those fresh pears to good use, or make this with canned pears during the off-season.

Pear Crisps

“For a fruity and delicious healthy alternative to crisps — you need to give this nutritious recipe a try. It’s really simple to make.”


Pear & Goat Cheese-Stuffed Pumpkins

A seasonal treat! Put those pumpkins to good use. Fresh pears cooked down with goat cheese and cinnamon call for a summer dessert delight.

Pear Crisp With Almonds

"I am always looking for something besides a cake or pie for the holidays and this crisp is surprisingly light. The flavor of the almonds with the pears is a winner. The almonds also add a great texture to the topping."

-Alex Guarnaschelli

Pear & Nut Salad

“A great tasting dressing. It was very simple to make. We loved the toasted nuts, too.”


Crumbled Blue Cheese, Pear & Baby Arugula Salad

“Sharp and salty blue cheese with sweet pears. A perfect hot summer salad!”

-Corrinne J

Brie With Pear & Chocolate Wine Sauce

"Delicious and different. While I used a nice red wine for the sauce, I think grape juice would be a fine substitute. This was simple to prepare and much of it can be done ahead."

-Crunchy Numbers

Butternut Squash Soup With Pears & Bacon

“Wow your guests with an easy-to-create appetizer this holiday season that will leave them wanting more. Butternut squash soup with pears and bacon.”

-Mary Jenny

Vegan Creamy Pear & Macadamia Nut Salad Dressing

A picture-perfect presentation of a salad, great for entertaining a dinner party. The best part, it's completely vegan!

Spiced Pears With Chocolate Mascarpone

“This is such an impressive recipe! Wow, wow and wow! It’s so easy to make, and the results are a firework of flavor. Everything goes so well together and makes for a truly delightful treat.”


Autumn Pear Pudding Cake

"This cake is awesome! The only thing I changed was replacing hot water with hot apple cider. Definitely a do-over!"

-Lake Effect

Roasted Turkey Breast With Gorgonzola & Baked Pears

“Host the perfect family dinner with a show-stopping main dish that will be sure to impress. Try topping your turkey with this beautiful balance of sweetness and richness with the combination of crisp pears and punchy gorgonzola cheese.”

-Mary Jenny

Gorgonzola, Pear & Walnut Appetizer

“The next time you’re looking for something to bridge the gap between meals, try crackers! The perfect ingredient for creating bite-sized snacks, or pulling a tapas treat together from whatever happens to be in the fridge or pantry.”

-Mary Jenny

Pomegranate Pear Salad

"Healthy, delicious and I love those colors. Especially the ruby colored pomegranate! The combination of flavors is very nice.”


Balsamic Chicken With Pears

“My husband and I had this for dinner last night, and he said this was a keeper. It was easy to prepare, and I served it with mashed potatoes. I’ll be making again!”