Staff Picks

Pear Salad Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
You won't find a side dish simpler than this nostalgic pear salad recipe.

Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe

Rating: 4 stars 2
Our Apple and Pear Crisp will serve 6, and we guarantee there won't be a single bite left over.

Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Pear Butter Recipe

This big-batch gift can be made in your slow cooker with very little hands-on cooking time.

Parsnip-and-Pear Soup Recipe

A parsnip is a creamy-white, carrot-shaped root vegetable with a unique piquant, yet sweet flavor.

Pear Upside-Down Cake

Step aside, pineapple. This season, we're trying a new upside-down cake.

Pear Pie

Delicious warm or chilled, this pie can easily be enjoyed any time of the year.

Upside Down Pear-and-Gingerbread Cake Recipe

This is the perfect cake for a week night treat or a casual holiday party.

Pear Preserves Recipe

Rating: 1 stars 2
Canning fresh farmers' market fruit is the best way to enjoy summer's bounty throughout the year.

Simplest Pear Tart

Rating: 5 stars 1
It might be simple, but that doesn't mean it won't impress.

Dark Chocolate-Pear Cake

Rating: 3 stars 2
Almost like a brownie, this cake is the best of both worlds.

Brown Sugar Baked Pears

Elegant and simple, this dessert is sure to delight your dinner guests.

Caramel Apple-Pear Pie

Pear and apples make the perfect duo in this seasonal pie.

Inspiration and Ideas

Maple-Pecan-Pear Cheesecake
You'll have a hard time saving this pretty dessert for the end of the meal.
Bourbon and Hard Pear Cider Cocktail
Two kinds of simple syrup (a classic sugar and water combination, and a delicious Honey Simple Syrup) come together to produce one sweet and smooth Bourbon and Hard Pear Cider Cocktail. We love the addition of fresh Bartlett pear to up the seasonality of this sipper. We don't specify which bourbon to use, so just select your favorite or any variety that you may have on hand. As for the hard pear cider, we suggest using Sonoma "The Pitchfork" Pear Cider, but any variety you choose should work also. Serve our Bourbon and Hard Pear Cider Cocktail as the signature cocktail at your holiday open house, or bring the ingredients to mix up on site at your next tailgate. You'll need a cocktail shaker and a set of highball glasses for serving. If you're taking this cocktail to the tailgate, an 8 oz. insulated tumbler is a great (and break-proof) option. When you're preparing this recipe, be sure to factor in the time it will take to make the two simple syrups. They'll each take about 35 minutes, but require little hands-on time so you should be able to prepare both at the same time without your stovetop getting too hectic. 

Poached Pears with Vanilla Custard Sauce

Flavorful poached pears make for a pretty dessert alongside a homemade custard sauce.