In Season: Pears
Prepare elegant appetizers perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or soiree. This delicious crostini has grilled pear wedges sprinkled with pecans and rosemary. Drizzle on honey for a sweet finish to a beautiful appetizer.
- Recipe: Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini
You always want a morning meal on a Saturday or Sunday to taste special, but this flavorful, low-fat dish makes the end of the week more than memorable. It jump-starts the day in a healthful way.
- Recipe: Buttermilk-Pear Pancakes
Tender greens and a bold dressing pair the best of summer with the first crisp taste of fall.
- Recipe: Grilled Pear Salad
The original recipe, which calls for canned cranberry sauce and fresh oranges, inspired us to try cranberry-orange sauce to shorten preparation time.
- Recipe: Pear-Cranberry Compote
This simple dessert works on your most hectic day, yet is still fancy enough for company.
- Recipe: Sauteed Brown Sugar Pears
Indulge in the lighter side of comfort food with this casual brunch dish.
This vibrant soup is a tangy blend of red bell peppers, carrots, shallots, and pears. It received rave reviews at our taste-testing table.
- Recipe: Red Pepper-and-Pear Soup
Vanilla wafer crumbs and almonds add flavor and texture to this raspberry and pear tart.
- Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Pear Tart
This easy-to-prepare dish has an impressive flavor combination of savory onions and sweet pears - perfect for any weeknight meal or for when you're entertaining company.
A sweet-and-spicy fruit mixture fills this juicy pork loin, and pear preserves make a delectable glaze. You won't even need a centerpiece if this is on the menu.
This salad has the perfect blend of fruit with the apples, pears, and dried cranberries. The salty cashews also balance out the sweetness. Top with grilled chicken and turn this salad into a main course.
This herb-and-walnut cheese spread is ideal for large gatherings. Pear preserves balance the tanginess of the Roquefort cheese, and toasted pecans and walnuts add nutty flavor.
You can't beat the refreshing combination of muddled fresh basil and sweet pear-flavored vodka and nectar. Great for holiday entertaining or even a summertime libation.
- Recipe: Pear-Basil Sipper
Pecans add crunch and a hint of nutty flavor to this delicious fall salad. Maple bacon, fresh fruit, and Gorgonzola cheese up the ante in flavor, and a Cranberry Vinaigrette makes it even more delicious!
A fresh ginger-and-citrus syrup adds the finishing touch to these pastry-wrapped pear dumplings.
- Recipe: Pear Dumplings
A buttery-rich scone is nothing more than a glorified biscuit - made more delicious with this sweet and savory twist.
Enchant your guests with chilled, bubbly cider. Pear nectar and honey add fresh-tasting sweetness that will guarantee an empty punch bowl.
- Recipe: Sparkling Pear-Brandy Cider
Planning on having friends over? Impress them with a hearty steak pizza. The recipe serves four, so double it to serve six to eight. Most grills can handle two (12 inch) pizzas at a time.