In Season Pear Recipes
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Spiced Apple and Pear Pie
This twist on a classic pie blends softly sweet pear with bolder apple. Heighten the fruits' flavors with an aromatic mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
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Vanilla Poached Pears
For a simple, seasonal dessert, simmer pears in white wine infused with vanilla beans and grapefruit zest. Even better: They take only 15 minutes from kitchen to table.
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Winter Bread Pudding With Pears
This cozy bread pudding is made in a slow cooker, giving the custard-soaked, whole-grain bread all the time it needs to absorb the flavors of dried pears, whiskey and freshly grated nutmeg.
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Gingered Pears and Parsnips
This spicy mix of pears and parsnips, cooked with red pepper flakes and ginger until just tender, is the perfect warming side dish.
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Pear-Pecan Upside-Down Cake
This upside-down cake is as beautiful as it is delectable. The comforting flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar effortlessly complement the pears' natural sweetness.
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Pear and Fennel Salad
Soft pear is the perfect complement to crisp fennel. A hint of anise and parsley underscore this fresh salad.
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This cheery relish keeps it simple: All it takes is some brown sugar and toasted pecans to pull together macerated pears, oranges and cranberries.
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Mushroom Pies With Pear Salad
Pair hearty mushroom pies with a light, refreshing pear salad for a filling fall meal in a snap.
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Riesling Poached Pears
The perfect make-ahead dish, this is an elegant and simple solution to any dinner-party dessert. The accompanying cardamom cream adds richness to the light poached pears.
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Comfort Me With Pears
This drink's sunny hue is as inviting as its spiced, fruity flavors, and the thin slices of pear garnish only make it more alluring.
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The star anise seeds used in this sweet pear salad (similar but unrelated to the more common anise seed) are a stylish way to add a licorice flavor to the dressing.
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Caramel Pear Mice
These candied mice are a wonderful idea for your next party appetizer (and particularly fun for Halloween) — sliced pears, homemade caramel and candy noses are all you need to bring them to life.
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Tyler's Roasted Baby Pears and Bacon
These salty-sweet little bites contain the perfect blend of tastes and textures: sweet pears, salty bacon and tangy, herbed goat cheese.
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Celery Root and Pear Puree
For an update on mashed potatoes, look no further than this comforting blend of celery root and pear, finished with browned butter and crispy parsley.
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Giada's Pear Gorgonzola Tart
For your next brunch, why not give Giada's Pear Gorgonzola Tart a try? With its stunning combination of flavors — salty, sweet, buttery and tart — it's sure to be a winner.
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Sunny's Pear Tart
If you're craving bakery-worthy pastries without the price tag, invest in these quick pear tarts. Sunny's streamlined version uses store-bought puff pastry and canned pears.
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Giada's Taleggio and Pear Panini
An excellent choice for any fall lunch, this pressed sandwich is bursting with flavor, thanks to the honey-dressed layers of sliced pears, arugula and Taleggio cheese.
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Sunny's Bacon and Pear Bites
It doesn't get much more appealing than these bacon and pear bites — salty and sweet, the filling is sauteed before it's added to flaky filo shells.
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Sandra's Pear Bellini
Pear flavor abounds in Sandra's triple-threat twist on the classic Bellini: Pear nectar, pear brandy and a sliced pear garnish combine for a refreshing new way to serve champagne.
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Red Wine Poached Pears
For a dish as downright stunning as it is delicious, try your hand at these poached pears — the red wine accounts for their gorgeous scarlet color, and the sweet mascarpone tucked inside is a tasty surprise.
Get the Recipe: Red Wine Poached Pears with Mascarpone Filling