What to Do with Autumn Pears: Tarts, Soups, and More

Last Updated October 23, 2017
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autumn pear recipes

Pears taste great when paired with apples, but they also hold their own when they're the star of the recipe. See how to use them in soups, salads, cocktails, and of course, desserts.

Canned Pears

canned pears
Recipe by Pam Aughe, R.D., Recipe Editor, edibleWOW Magazine

Asian Pear Chutney

Asian Pear chutney with pancakes
This recipe for fermented chutney was adapted from realfoodoutlaws.com to accompany the sourdough dosa pancakes (recipe follows).

Pear Carpaccio with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Parmesan Curls and Toasted Hazelnut Garnish

Pear Carpaccio with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Parmesan Curls and Toasted Hazelnut Garnish
This is a quick, yet elegant salad presentation. If making the pear slices ahead, keep them in cool water with lemon juice to avoid discoloration.

Jicama Salad with Asian Pear

Crisp, spicy, sweet and refreshing.

Roasted Winter Squash and Pear Soup

Roasted Winter Squash and Pear Soup
Some heirloom squash can be diffi cult to peel and cut into cubes. You can steam the squash instead of roasting the cubes. Halve the squash and remove the seeds. Then place the squash halves, cut side...

Rosemary-Crusted Pear and Cheese Pockets with Candied Ginger

pear pockets
This “NOT-Tart” is Pop-Inspired   As a baby boomer I was a witness to the first generation of convenience foods. Not just a witness, actually—I had a front row seat from the age of 5...

Roasted Pear and Butternut Squash Flatbread

roasted pear and butternut squash flatbread recipe
By Elizabeth Thompson of Cocothè | Yield: 8 Entree Servings or 16-32 Appetizer Servings

A Warm Fall Dessert - Spiced Asian Pear Squash Galette

Spiced Asian Pear Squash Galette with Five Spice Ice Cream
Traditional, but with a twist. That's the secret to both this warming spiced Asian pear squash galette and to the new blog called Modern Day Forager. Don't let the length of this recipe deter you. The...

Petite Spiced Pear Galettes with Honey Cream

Petite Spiced Pear Galettes with Honey Cream
“Galette” is a term often used in French cuisine that refers to a flat, free-form, flaky tart. A rustic dish, it can easily be filled with either sweet or savory ingredients. In this version,...

Fresh Fig, Pear and Brie Tart with Honey and Pecans

This easy fall tart brings together the best fall flavors for an impromptu special appetizer, light meal or dessert.

Pear Crisp

A warm crisp tastes as indulgent as a slice of pie, and yet it’s so much easier and faster to make. I love the combination of nuts and the sweet juice from the pears in the topping.

Red Anjou Pear Tart

This tart is raw, vegan, nut-free, oil-free, salt-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. And delicious.

Ginger Apple Pear Pie

ginger pear apple pie at knead bakeshop in jacksonville florida murray hill
This delicious pie works with either a lattice or solid top crust. Either way, you won’t have leftovers for long!

Living Pear Torte

Living Pear Torte
Conventional tortes and pies come with the caveat of needing to be baked. Not so with this “living” torte. You can literally sit down to a warm slice 30 minutes from the moment you begin...

Brennan's Autumn Pear

A local favorite from Brennan's. Light, bright and sophisticated.

The Bartlett

The Bartlett cocktail
Pears, pears and more pears—the splendor of fall! Like pears, the pear liqueur and sparkling pear cider appear in autumn. You’ll find the latter two at a well-stocked liquor store.
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