Pears are the perfect fruit to transition into fall and winter. Not only are they a sweet treat, but they’re full of antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. One of the tastiest ways to enjoy pears is to incorporate them into desserts. This collection of 20 pleasing pear desserts will inspire you to make cakes, tarts, cobblers, pies, cookies, muffins, and more. Whether you’re baking for a holiday party or just because your friends and family will rave over any of these mouth-watering desserts. Paired with apples, cranberries, or just by themselves, pears are a sweet way to celebrate the season with these scrumptious recipes.
Pear Custard Pie by Dinner At The Zoo
The thick custard mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and spices is the perfect setting in which to nestle juicy sliced pears. There’s no crust involved with this pie; just the thick custard which is firm enough to hold a delectable slice of this skillet pie when you’re ready to serve.
Baked Pears With Honey And Pecans by Culinary Ginger
This easy and elegant recipe is perfect for enjoying the tastes of fall. These pears halves are baked and then topped with goat cheese and a drizzle of honey that pairs beautifully with the tang of the cheese. Garnish with a smidge of finely chopped pecans.
Italian Almond Pear Cake by Zesty Olive
Super simply and outrageously delicious, you’ll love this gluten-free cake that incorporates pears. The use of freshly ground almonds gives this cake its amazing flavor. Nestle the peeled and halved pears on top of the cake batter and garnish with sliced almonds on the top during the last 10 minutes of baking so they don’t burn. Gorgeous!
Cinnamon Apple Pear Crisp by Sally’s Baking Addiction
This crowd-pleasing dessert combines pears with apples for a lightly spiced sweet treat that’s a cozy way to finish a meal. The topping is a mixture of flour, chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and oats. Bake this deliciousness soon!
Cranberry Ginger Pear Pie by Brown Eyed Baker
All the flavors of fall combine in this delectable pie that will win you rave reviews. Ginger helps spice the pears while the burst of fresh cranberries lends a tartness. Finish it off with a scrumptious crumb topping for a delicious holiday dessert.
Brown Butter Pear Crepes by Tutti Dolci
Don’t let making crepes intimidate you from making this easy dessert! Once you get the hang of it, fill them with a simple mixture of sautéed pears that have been lightly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Your kitchen will smell heavenly!
Poached Pear And Almond Tart by Life Made Simple Bakes
This tart is a delicious way to share the taste of pears in a lovely display. Once poached, slice the pears and keeping their form intact, arrange them on top of the tart’s batter, and bake. The batter will rise up around the pear creating a pretty look. Add a little powdered sugar or cinnamon before slicing and serving.
Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake by Oh My Veggies
Up-level your gingerbread batter with the addition of diced pears. Make this spicy molasses cake in a bundt pan. Take it over the top by drizzling a homemade caramel sauce over each slice before you serve it. Swoon!
Christmas Cookies Rosemary Pear Thumbprint Cookie by The Road To Honey
Thumbprint cookies are a sweet way to combine a luscious filling of pear preserves right in the center for a mouth-watering bite of goodness. A hint of rosemary is in the cookie batter for these pear desserts, so it’s a fall and winter flavor profile that makes these perfect for the holidays.
Apple Cider Poached Pears In Pastry by Bakerita
Apple cider is used to “poach” your pears making them spicy and tender. Use strips of puff pastry to wrap the pears in before baking. Drizzle with the homemade caramel sauce and serve this fragrant and delicious dessert.
How To Make A Pear Mug Pie by How Sweet Eats
Serve these scrumptious pear desserts in individual mugs for a touch of coziness. Skillet saute sliced pears, butter, brown sugar, and spices. Add to mugs and a top with puff pastry cookies (recipe included). Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve!
Pear Pie Crumble Bars by Crazy For Crust
Skip the classic round pie and make these awesome pear pie bars instead. You’ll get the same yummy flavors as the pie, but with a shortbread crust to hold the spiced pear filling. The crumble topping is full of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and sliced almonds. So good!
Apple Pear Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting by Drizzle And Dip
When you need a showstopper cake, make this layered cake full of apples and pears to highlight the holiday season. Frost with a sweetened cream cheese icing and then drizzle with a homemade caramel sauce. Perfection!
Upside Down Pear Gingerbread Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sliced pears go down in your baking dish before being covered with a gingerbread batter. Bake up this deliciousness, cool slightly, and invert the cake on a dish. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
Honey Pear Ginger Cheesecake by Jar Of Lemons
This fall-inspired cheesecake is a sweet way to celebrate the season. The cream cheese and yogurt filling is sweetened with sugar and honey and spiced with cinnamon and ginger. Sliced pears, honey, and cinnamon and roasted before topping this cheesecake when ready to serve.
Plum Pear Galette by Accidental Happy Baker
To a pastry crust add sliced pears and plums for a juicy and fruit sweet treat. A honey glaze adds a little shimmer and sweetness. This is easy to make and impressive to serve. Your friends and family will love it!
Chocolate Pear Cake by An Italian In My Kitchen
You’ll love the flavor of pears and chocolate in this glorious cake. The yogurt and cocoa cake batter gets decorated with sliced pears before being garnished with mini chocolate chips. Bake this up for a lightly spiced but very chocolaty dessert.
Pear Cranberry Crisp by Cookie And Kate
Easily make this autumn-inspired dessert by chopping pears and adding fresh cranberries to a baking dish. Add lemon juice and a little honey and spices before topping with a mixture of walnut, oats, and almond meal. Bake and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Healthy Pear Muffins by Carlsbad Cravings
Toasted coconut flakes and pecans join pears in this easy one-bowl muffin batter mix – no mixer required! You’ll puree the pears which help keep these muffins moist. Easy, delish, and the perfect portable grab-and-go pear desserts.
Dutch Pear & Nutmeg Pie With Streusel Topping by House Of Nash Eats
While baking, the aroma of this pear pie spiced with nutmeg will have your family hanging out in the kitchen waiting for that first slice! The brown sugar, cinnamon, and buttery streusel topping will make this a family favorite this season.
Let us know which of these pear desserts are your favorites! And, don’t miss our Delicious Peanut Butter Recipes.