One of our favourite parts about winter is the beautiful seasonal produce that becomes available, like super sweet pears. But did you know they can be available as early as January?
Enjoy them on their own as a light snack, or stew them up with some cinnamon and sugar. Stir them through a cake, pie or crumble, and watch your guests fawn over the meal.
To bring you some sweet inspiration about how to use up your pears, here’s a selection of our best dessert recipes featuring the beautiful fruit.
From our ginger, pear and pistachio crumbles to our raspberry and pear bread, tarte tatin and ‘impossible’ pie, it doesn’t get much more comforting than this.
Rhubarb and pear pie
This vibrant pie pairs the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of pears and a buttery pastry crust for the ideal winter dessert.
Ginger and pear cobbler
This gorgeous combination of ginger and pear and cobbler is the perfect autumn dessert that you’ll keep eating well into winter with a dollop of cream
Rich dark chocolate tart with poached pears
This rich dark chocolate tart is perfectly complemented with vanilla-poached pears and topped with honey walnuts.
Poached pears with sabayon
Sophisticated and surprisingly simple, this sensational dish sure makes a statement. Simply divine!
Pear and Seville marmalade cake
Seville orange marmalade is traditionally made with the bitter Seville orange. It has a tangy and bittersweet flavour which adds a lovely tang to sweet pears in this cake.
Roasted pears with cinnamon labne
A sweet and spiced fruity indulgence! Treat yourself to this these tender roasted pears in a lemon herbal tea syrup. Ideal for diabetics.
Pear and date crumble with honey oat topping
This mouthwatering pear and date crumble stirs in sweet honey and a generous hint of spices for a warming winter dessert.
Apple and pear crumble
This family classic is perfect for a cool winter’s evening, the ultimate crumbly comfort food packed full of juicy fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Caramel pear self-saucing puddings
These sweet pear puddings draped with caramel sauce make an uplifting dessert for the whole family – especially on a cool autumn or winter night.
Baked caramel custards with roasted pears
This creamy caramelised and baked mixture, enjoyed alongside juicy, sweet pears, is the ideal afternoon pick-me-up or pleasurable dessert.
Blackberry and pear pie
A modern take on Grandma’s classic apple pie. Replace chunks of apple with pear and blackberry but keep that golden pastry crust. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for traditional comfort food.
Hot chocolate custard with red wine pears
Leaving the fruit intact will give your presentation a professional edge.
Poached pears in red wine sauce
Create a decadent dessert with less than ten ingredients that will impress everyone with its vibrant colour and juicy sweet flavour.
Maple baked pears with sweet mascarpone
Pear and rhubarb with spiced scrunched filo
Pear and hazelnut tart
Pear and almond rice porridge
Caramel pear self-saucing puddings
Pear puddings with golden syrup
Poached pear and polenta tart
Apple and pear tarte tatin
Pear & ginger upside-down cake
Blackberry and pear jam
Vanilla pear almond cake
Pomegranate and pear jelly
Pear and raspberry crumble
Mocha pear crumble
[Roasted pears with cinnamon labne recipe
[Pear and coconut impossible pie recipe.
Poached pear, mascarpone and dessert wine cake
Ginger, pear and pistachio crumbles recipe
Caramel pear bread puddings recipe
Coconut rice pudding and poached pears
Poached pear tart with warm chocolate sauce recipe.
Pear fritters with raspberry rose syrup recipe
Pear and raspberry pies with coconut pastry recipe
Greek walnut and spice cake with red wine pears recipe
Pear and raspberry bread
Apple and pear pie
Upside-down pear and chocolate cake
Pear tarte tatin