If you're looking to expand your culinary repertoire, pear recipes are good ones to have on hand. Since pears are available at affordable prices all year round, you can make these yummy treats anytime you want to. Look for pears with smooth, unblemished skin that are firm, but give slightly to pressure. Store them at room temperature until ripe, then keep in the refrigerator for up to a week or so. Check out these pear recipes and let me know which ones you love best. You'll make any day a better one with a pear dish.
1. Ginger Pear Muffins
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You've probably used applesauce in muffins, but pears make a great alternative. You'll quickly decide it's your favorite of these pear recipes. I promise!
2. Spiced Pear Vodka
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Serve your guests yummy cocktails with this homemade infused vodka.
3. Vanilla Poached Pears
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Poached pears make a great addition to a bowl of Greek yogurt or ice cream. Yum!
4. Apple Pear Crisp
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What a perfect ending to any meal! A scoop of vanilla ice cream would make it even better.
5. Caramel Dipped Pears
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Like a caramel apple, these sweet treats are customizable and sure to please anyone.
6. Pears with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
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If you've never had prosciutto with pears, you have got to give it a try. This makes a great party appetizer.
7. HONEYED PEARS in PUFF PASTRY
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This recipe looks like it takes hours of work, but it's actually pretty simple to put together.
8. Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Flat Bread
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This is sort of like pizza, only way more gourmet. Looks pretty good, don't you think?
9. Brown Butter Pear Crisp
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Here's another pear crisp recipe you aren't going to be able to resist.
10. Pear Chips with Cinnamon
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Chances are you've had apple chips, but pear chips are just as delicious and easy to make.
11. Pear Butter
Pear butter is something you'll definitely want to get out of bed for in the morning.
12. Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad
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Not only does this salad look bright and colorful, but it's also loaded with nutrients that make it super healthy too.
13. Pear Ginger Cinnamon Oat Smoothie
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If you want a breakfast that tastes sort of like dessert, this is the smoothie for you.
14. Canned Pears
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If you have a pear tree in your backyard, canning them is a great way to eat them all year long.
15. Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey
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If you love baked apples (and who doesn't?), you are going to adore baked pears.
16. Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal
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These healthy pear bars are a great breakfast or a quick snack. Kids love them!
17. Cinnamon Roll Pear Bread Pudding
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It's going to be hard not to eat the entire pan of this delicious bread pudding.
18. Asian Pear Sorbet
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Pear sorbet is one of the most elegant ways to end a meal that you'll ever find.
19. Brown Butter Pear Bars
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Don't you just want to eat a couple of these gooey looking delights?
20. Pear Tart
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A pear tart is easy to make and looks pretty darn good on the table too.
21. Vanilla Pear Cocktail
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Looks yummy, huh? If you need something new to serve your guests, they will love this concoction.
22. Caramel Pear Cookies
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The mixture of caramel and pear is just as delicious as the combination of apple and caramel.
23. Pear Honey
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This tastes heavenly on a slice of toast in the morning, but also makes a great addition to a fruit smoothie.
24. Autumn Chopped Salad with Pears, Cranberries, Pecans, Bacon, and Feta
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The title of this recipe pretty much sums it up. This would make a great lunch.
25. Pear Smoothie
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Pears are soft and juicy, which makes them a great addition to a smoothie.
26. Pear Bread
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The consistency of the bread is similar to banana bread, but with a unique new flavor.
27. Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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This is definitely a recipe you have to try next time you invite guests for dinner.
28. Slow Cooker Poached Pears
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Poached pears are a gourmet dessert to serve at any event you're hosting.
29. CARMEL PEAR PIE
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If you've never thought to add pears to a pie, you are totally missing out.
30. Pear Cake
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Talk about a great presentation! This would make you the star of the show, for sure!
31. Homemade Pear Fruit Rollups
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If you have a dehydrator, you can easily make your own fruit roll-ups.
32. Baked Pears
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A dish of baked pears with other fresh fruit is just the thing to end your meal.
What's your favorite way to eat pears? Do you have a favorite variety. I love Barlett pears the best. Are you dying to try one of these recipes?