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Pear Recipes That Celebrate The Fall Fruit Every Way Possible

One of the only reasons we're okay with summer ending.
11/02/2011 10:02am ET | Updated October 3, 2016

Okay, okay. It's really fall now. How do we know? Not just by the calendar, the scores of fall recipes and everyone saying so -- pears just got delicious again. These juicy fall fruits are one of the reasons we're willing to relax our vice grip on gazpacho every year. Biting into a perfectly ripe pear is one of fall's greatest joys, not to mention tucking them into a hot oven with a little butter and maple syrup.

Pears are also incredibly versatile fruits, capable of transitioning from hors d'oeuvre to salad to main dish to dessert with little effort. Also this fall, we're going to insist that everyone remember how delicious pears can be in punches and cocktails. We're going to get started on pear recipes early this fall, so that we'll have time to fit every single one in.

1
Pear And Plum Puff Pastry Tart With Blue Cheese
Foodie Crush
2
Bacon, Pear And Blue Cheese Macaroni With Caramelized Onions
Adventures in Cooking
3
Pear And Ginger Ricotta Cheesecake With Salted Caramel Drizzle
Manifest Vegan
4
Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oats
Minimalist Baker
Get the Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oats recipe from Minimalist Baker
5
Pear Nectar With Reposado Tequila
Cookie + Kate
6
Caramel & Sea Salt Pear Pancakes
Cookin' Canuck
Get the Caramel & Sea Salt Pear Pancakes recipe from Cookin' Canuck
7
Four Seasons Sparkling Punch
A Beautiful Mess
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8
Spiced Pear Bundt Cake With A Brandy Vanilla Glaze
Adventures in Cooking
9
Apple Pear Praline Pie
Completely Delicious
Get the Apple Pear Praline Pie recipe from Completely Delicious
10
Pear Cranberry Crisp
Cookie + Kate
Get the Pear Cranberry Crisp recipe from Cookie + Kate
11
Pear Rosemary Danish
Jennifer Causey/Food52
Get the Pear Rosemary Danish recipe from Food52
12
Caramel Pears
Oh, Bite It!
Get the Caramel Pears recipe from Oh, Bite It!
13
Broiled Feta With Caramelized Cinnamon Pears
How Sweet It Is
14
Braised Chuck With Pear, Chocolate And Ginger
Slim Palate
15
Sweet Potato Pear Soup
Love and Lemons
Get the Sweet Potato Pear Soup recipe from Love and Lemons
16
Pear Frangipane Tart
Beyond the Plate
Get the Pear Frangipane Tart recipe from Beyond the Plate
17
Vanilla Bean Pancakes With Maple Butter Pears
Naturally Ella
18
Herbed Magret De Canard Salad With Pears
Cooking in Sens
19
Sweet Pear And Rosemary Honey With Havarti Grilled Cheese
Foodie Crush
20
Pear And Almond Chocolate Spice Bundt Cake
Pastry Affair
21
Pear And Cardamom Strudel
Fish, Chips and Gelato
Get the Pear and Cardamom Strudel recipe from Fish, Chips and Gelato
22
Pear Vanilla Sorbet
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Pear Vanilla Sorbet recipe from Food52
23
Pear Spice Pecan Loaf
A Splash of Vanilla
Get the Pear Spice Pecan Loaf recipe from A Splash of Vanilla
24
Cocoa Pear Crisps
Sarah Shatz/Food52
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25
Pear Butter
Vintage Mixer
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26
Pear And Almond Galette
The Faux Martha
Get the Pear And Almond Galette recipe from The Faux Martha
27
Cardamom Pear Compote Over Vanilla Tapioca With Meringue And Pistachio
Cooking Melangery
28
Poached Pear Crumble with Chocolate, Coffee and Nuts
Sips and Spoonfuls
29
Baked French Toast With Caramelized Pears And Hazelnut
Feasting at Home
30
Poached Pears With Pomegranate
Feasting at Home
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