50 Ways to Use Pears


Celebrate pears this month with these delicious recipes (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

Pears belong to the same family as many other fruits like apples, cherries, peaches and plums. Most pears sold in the U.S. have a specific ‘pear’ shape, with a round body that tapers up to a thinner, longer neck. Pears can be green, red, gold, yellow, and brown. Unlike other fruits, most types of pear do not change color as they ripen which can make it challenging to determine when they are ripe and when they are not.

To help you become better acquainted with this tasty fruit, here are the varieties you are most likely to encounter in the store.


If you are eating a pear, it is very likely a Bartlett pear. These yellow and green pears are the best known and most common type of pear in the U.S. They are also the pear generally used in canned pears.


Although not as popular as the Bartlett, the Bosc pear is also well-known. It has a cinnamon brown skin and a flavor reminiscent of honey.


Also well known, Anjou pears can be red or green. They have a shorter neck that other kinds of pear and often show up in sweet desserts.

Celebrate the sweetness of pears this month with these fantastic recipes.


  1. Apple Pear Salad
  2. Beet and Pear Puree
  3. Vanilla Poached Pears
  4. Pear Sauce
  5. Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza
  6. Farmer’s Favorite Salad
  7. Gingered Pears and Parsnips
  8. Curried Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
  9. Pear and Fennel Salad
  10. Pear Bread
  11. Orange Cranberry Pear Relish
  12. Blue Cheese and Pear Tartlets
  13. Roasted Baby Pears with Herbed Goat Cheese
  14. Pear Honey Cranberry Sauce
  15. Celery Root and Pear Puree
  16. Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce
  17. Bacon and Pear Bites
  18. Spiced Pear and Pomegranate
  19. Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake
  20. Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, and Walnut Salad
  21. Pear Crisp
  22. Balsamic Pear, Chicken, and Asparagus
  23. Pear Spice Twists
  24. Arugula and Pear Salad
  25. Pear and Almond French Toast Casserole
  26. Roasted Pears with Bleu Cheese
  27. Maple Pears
  28. Fall Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
  29. Pear Ginger Crumble
  30. Cranberry Pecan Pear Pie
  31. Autumn Fruit Tarts
  32. Chicken Fried Pork Chops with Pear Chutney
  33. Pecan Pear Torte
  34. Gorgonzola Pear Pasta
  35. Almond Pear Torte
  36. Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt
  37. Baked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Pears
  38. Pork Roast with Pears and Rosemary
  39. Spiced Pear and Apple Pie
  40. Winter Bread Pudding with Dried Pears
  41. Pear Risotto with Prosciutto and Fried Sage Leaves
  42. Ham and Pear Panini
  43. Pork Medallions with Pears and Spaghetti Squash
  44. Pear and Ginger Cheesecake
  45. Sweet Potatoes with Pears
  46. Pear and Fig Green Salad
  47. Chicken Thighs with Pear Leek Sauce
  48. Spinach, Pear, and Feta Salad
  49. Roasted Chicken with Bourbon Pear Butter Glaze
  50. Pear Bleu Cheese Flatbread


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