Savor autumn fruit in these delicious recipes for seasonal salads, desserts, and beyond
Sweet pears and sharp blue cheese create an exciting yet homey appetizer. Serve them with sparkling wine, or a slightly sweet
Recipe: Caramelized Pear and Sage Crostini
This pretty mix of fall favorites, sweet Asian pears, crisp fennel, and crunchy walnuts, is a perfect salad for special occasions.
Recipe: Asian Pear, Fennel, and Walnut Salad
Fresh pears and purchased puff pastry add up to an incredibly easy seasonal dessert.
Recipe: Rustic Pear Tarts with Crème Fraiche
Juicy pears take the place of apples in this twist on the apple cranberry crisp. Bake them in individual dishes for an especially
Recipe: Pear Cranberry Crisps
Brown sugar glazed pears top moist ginger cake in this fall-inspired twist on the classic pineapple upside-down cake.
Recipe: Pear and Ginger Upside-Down Cake
This salad is all about bold contrasts: crisp pears and pecans with tender frisée, and maple syrup with sharp blue cheese.
Recipe: Asian Pear Salad with Pecans
A spicy, molasses-rich gingerbread is the base of a wonderfully festive dessert.
Recipe: Gingerbread Pear Trifle
These golden-brown pears make a stunning finale, and they can be made well ahead of time. Chocolate sorbet adds a deep, rich
Recipe: Caramelized Pears with Toasted Hazelnuts and Chocolate Sorbet
This old-fashioned, moist cake, jazzed up with vanilla bean and roasted pears, takes on even more flavor if you start the
pears a day ahead so they can steep in their syrup.
Recipe: Upside-down Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Sherry-roasted Pears
We cut this tart up into small pieces for an elegant appetizer, but you could also slice it into large wedges and serve it
with a green salad for a light meal.
Recipe: Blue Cheese and Pear Tart
Here's a recipe to add to your go-to list: easy enough to pull off for a Tuesday night dinner but special enough to serve
Recipe: Gorgonzola-Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears
Sometimes combining three simple ingredients is all that is needed to create something spectacular, and this recipe is the
Recipe: Candied Pecan, Pear, and Spinach Salad
This fizzy and fruity cocktail uses pears in three ways.
Recipe: Pear Punch Sparkler
This fall salad is bursting with color and flavor from sweet poached pears, crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy goat cheese, and
jewel-colored pomegranate seeds--very impressive.
Recipe: Poached Pear, Macadamia, and Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
Crisp pancetta and juicy pears make this salad special enough to be holiday-worthy.
Recipe: Spinach, Pear, and Pancetta Salad
The gentle heat of the dried chiles is highlighted by the sweet pears, which become soft and a bit savory while cooking in
the pork juices. With a side of greens, this is one of our favorite fall dinners.
Recipe: Braised Pork with Pears and Chiles
A rich flavor and soft crumb made this cake a favorite in our test kitchen.
Recipe: Pear Upside-Down Cake
Light and refreshing, this sorbet is a delightful way to end a heavy meal. If you want to serve sparkling wine with the sorbet,
choose one that's sweeter than the one in the sorbet.
Recipe: Pear Sorbet
These pears aren't too sweet, and have subtle notes of black pepper and rosemary.
Recipe: Caramelized Rosemary Pears
This fresh holiday side is a nice alternative to cranberry sauce, packing in added seasonal flavor.
Recipe: Roasted Cranberry Pear Relish
In this sensational seasonal dessert, prebaking the topping adds crispness.
Recipe: Pear Ginger Crisp with Crumbly Streusel
A mix of chartreuse and bronze lettuces--if you can find them--really sets off the fruits' fall colors.
Recipe: Asian Pear, Persimmon, and Almond Salad
Pears and pomegranate seeds and juice flavor this tasty fall starter.
Recipe: Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Pears and Hazelnuts
These pears are so beautiful, it's hard to believe how easy they are to make. You can also try the recipe with white wine
or apple juice instead of the red wine, but the pears won't have the same pastel color.
Recipe: Red Wine Poached Pears
The natural acidity of dry Sauvignon Blanc adds a tang that brightens up the sweet syrup on these pears.
Recipe: Sauvignon Blanc–Poached Pears with Spicy Pepitas