Move Aside, Apples—5 Pear Recipes We're Making on Repeat This Fall

Updated 05/06/19
Pear recipes we're making on repeat this fall
Half Baked Harvest

While apples tend to steal the spotlight this time of year, we must confess that we're partial to pears. If you ask us, biting into a juicy, ripe pear is one of fall's greatest pleasures, so when they're in season, we try to incorporate them into as many recipes as we can. In search of pin-worthy ways to make the most of the ephemeral fruit, we turned to some of our favorite foodies for fresh ideas—and they did not disappoint. 

From a crunchy salad filled topped with juicy pears to a poached pear tart with goat cheese honey filling, these recipes put the versatile fruit to good use while it's ripe and fresh. As soon as pears start hitting the produce aisle, we'll be making these recipes on repeat. Ready to stock your cart full of Bartletts, comices, and anjous? Keep scrolling for pear recipes to pin now and make later (aka when the temperature dips below 70-something degrees).

Celery Pear and Hazelnut Salad

Fall salad with pears
The Modern Proper

The Pro Tip: "Prep all of the components for this salad a day or two ahead of time, and once it's dressed and on [the] table, the celery and fennel will stay crunchy (unlike lettuce)," recommends recipe creator Holly of The Modern Proper. 

The Clincher: The pear vinaigrette, which couldn't be easier to make. Simply toss all the ingredients into a blender and then add freshly chopped tarragon to finish it off.

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Pear Bisque With Buttermilk

Pear bisque recipe
The Modern Proper

The Pro Tip: "Serve with extra tarragon (fry the tarragon for boosted flavor), freshly ground pepper and a little buttermilk," advises recipe creator Holly of The Modern Proper.

The Clincher: The fried tarragon isn't your typical garnish. When fried, the flavorful herb lends a bittersweet balance to this sweet, creamy soup.

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Caramelized Pear and Hazelnut Crumble Tart

Pear tart recipe
Half Baked Harvest

The Pro Tip: Keep the crust simple when making this pear-filled tart to let the fall fruit really shine. "I made the crust super simple, just butter, flour, and buttermilk," explains recipes creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. "Nothing tricky and definitely nothing fancy."

The Clincher: The hazelnut frangipane filling. Made with lots of creamy butter, rich brown sugar, and a dash of hazelnut liquor, it's the definition of decadent.

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Poached Pear Tarts

Poached pear tarts
Spoon Fork Bacon

The Recipe: Poached Pear Tarts

The Pro Tip: Rather than reaching for port, recipe creator Jenny of Spoon Fork Bacon recommends poaching pears in red moscato for a dessert with a lighter, tart flavor.

The Clincher: The goat cheese honey filling. This subtly sweet, creamy filling allows the show-stoppingly pretty poached pears to steal the spotlight.

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Bourbon-Spiked Pear Pull-Apart Scone Bread

Pear scones recipe
Broma Bakery

The Pro Tip: Let the pears soak in the cinnamon, nutmeg, bourbon, and brown sugar mixture for at least 30 minutes for maximum flavor, recommends recipe creator Sarah of Broma Bakery.

The Clincher: The maple syrup glaze. Drizzled right over the hot-out-of-the-oven loaf, this topping is what will have you coming back for seconds (and thirds).

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