Pear recipes

One of autumn’s many bounties, pears are endless in their uses. Our collection of pear recipes includes savoury and sweet ideas.

Try our ever-popular upside-down pear cake, easy rustic pear pie or – for a savoury option – pear and blue cheese soufflé.

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Poached pear queen of puddings

Perfect pudding recipes

Poached pear queen of puddings

Custard, meringue, compote and perfectly poached pears make for a show-stopping pudding and the perfect...

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Roasted pear and blue cheese soufflé

Dinner ideas for two

Roasted pear and blue cheese soufflé

Sweet roasted pears complement the salty melted blue cheese in this savoury soufflé recipes. Serve...

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Chocolate frangipane pear tart

Pear recipes

Chocolate frangipane pear tart

Fill your home with the smell of warm dark chocolate and make this pear-studded frangipane...

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Parkin puddings with pan-fried pears

Perfect pudding recipes

Parkin puddings with pan-fried pears

Parkin is similar to sticky gingerbread but has the addition of oatmeal, giving it a...

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Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Brilliant blackberry recipes

Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Finish a dinner party off with this not-so-traditional pavlova topped with blackberries and boozy, poached...

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Pear and ginger Eve’s pudding with brown sugar custard

Pear recipes

Pear and ginger Eve’s pudding with brown sugar...

Debbie Major’s Eve’s pudding recipes replacing apples with pears and ginger and begs to be...

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Sticky toffee poached pear cake

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Sticky toffee poached pear cake

Sometime upside down is the right way up. This recipe combines two of the greatest...

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Marzipan and chocolate pear tatin

Pear recipes

Marzipan and chocolate pear tatin

Buttery puff pastry topped with pears, marzipan and salted dark chocolate takes a classic tarte...

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Poached pear cake with chai-spiced buttercream and salted caramel drizzle

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Poached pear cake with chai-spiced buttercream and salted...

Edd Kimber’s gorgeous cake recipe is a combination of spicy chai, caramel and pears.

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Riesling-poached pears with ginger flapjack crumble

Riesling-poached pears with ginger flapjack crumble

The pears travel well in jars and no amount of jostling can spoil the flapjack...

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Chocolate and pear brownie torte

Pear recipes

Chocolate and pear brownie torte

There’s not many things better than a brownie but this brownie torte recipe with poached...

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Pear, vanilla and praline tart

November seasonal food

Pear, vanilla and praline tart

A pudding full of flavour from pears, vanilla and praline. This recipe is a winner...

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Pear, camembert and prosciutto wraps

Canapé recipes

Pear, camembert and prosciutto wraps

Easy and quick to prepare, this cheesy snack recipe makes the perfect pre-dinner nibble.

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Jerusalem artichoke, pear, brazil nut and goat’s cheese salad

Artichoke recipes

Jerusalem artichoke, pear, brazil nut and goat’s cheese...

Nutty roast jerusalem artichokes go beautifully with the sweetness of the pears and tangy goat’s...

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Pear charlotte with blackberry coulis

Pear recipes

Pear charlotte with blackberry coulis

Michel Roux Jr’s pear charlotte recipe is made with homemade sponge ladyfingers surrounding a creamy...

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Ruby port poached pears and hazelnut shortbread

Ruby port poached pears and hazelnut shortbread

These spiced poached pears with crumbly shortbread make a beautifully elegant dinner party dessert.

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Pear and banana bread

Loaf cake recipes

Pear and banana bread

This banana bread recipe is a brilliant way to use up browning bananas. The addition...

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Hazelnut meringue cake with mulled wine pears

Festive desserts

Hazelnut meringue cake with mulled wine pears

This is an indulgent meringue cake that’s creamy in the middle and crisp on the...

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Rustic pear pie

Pear recipes

Rustic pear pie

This pear pie looks impressive but is straightforward to make – there’s no need to...

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Caramelised pears and chestnuts

Pear recipes

Caramelised pears and chestnuts

Try an alternative accompaniment for your Christmas turkey with this make-ahead sweet, mellow pear and...

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Pear fritters with fennel sugar

Pear recipes

Pear fritters with fennel sugar

Pears and fennel work beautifully in this simple dessert recipe.

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Baked pears, hazelnut praline ice cream and biscotti

Pear recipes

Baked pears, hazelnut praline ice cream and biscotti

Showcase beautiful British pears with this dessert recipe – it’s perfect for a dinner party...

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Pear and stem ginger muffin cake

Pear recipes

Pear and stem ginger muffin cake

This moreish pear and ginger cake, served with a rich crème anglaise, is a great...

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Poached mulled wine pears

Pear recipes

Poached mulled wine pears

This delicious poached pear recipe makes the perfect light but decadent end to a meal.

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