Sticky toffee pear pudding topped with pears

Pear dessert recipes

Make the most of juicy pears in our delicious desserts. Bake a batch of caramel pear blondies, tuck into a comforting crumble or impress dinner party guests with an elegant poached pear dish.

27 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd

1 hr and 15 mins
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Vegan
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Bake these caramel pear blondies for an indulgent teatime treat. With a biscuity flavour that comes from browning the butter, they're moreish and chewy

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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36 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Gordon adds a touch of spice to the ultimate French classic to create the definitive autumn pudding

1 hr
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29 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A completely fat-free pud that isn't boring. It's not just Good Food, it's genius

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
113 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This hot, gooey chocolate pud, with dark chocolate and canned pears, can be made ahead and frozen – a perfect no-fuss dinner party dessert

55 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

While traditional to use cardamom in savoury dishes, this frangipane dessert has hints of the fragrant spice to complement the pear and almond flavours

2 hrs and 5 mins
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39 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use pear instead of apple in these individual versions of the classic pud with a crunchy pistachio topping

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
50 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This delicious pud is lovely and rich, you’d never guess it contains zero saturated fat!

55 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Whole poached pears make an elegant dinner party dessert, with a red wine sauce and fragrant cinnamon and vanilla

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine the flavours of pear and hazelnut to make this stunning dessert. Make sure to serve the clafoutis warm – and don't forget the cream or crème fraîche

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

We can't resist a crumble when the weather gets colder. Make this pear and chocolate flapjack crumble using just five ingredients – simple and delicious

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A warming autumnal pud that’s low fat, speedy and satisfying

25 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make a dessert fit for a dinner party in ten minutes

10 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Try the combo of pecans and maple syrup with juicy pears and a light-as-air sponge in this impressive roulade. It's great with a cuppa or served as a pudding

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This crumble is a perfect pud for the freezer - and we've given it a tropical twist

25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress dinner guests with this grown-up dessert. Pears are wonderful for soaking up flavours – here that's cassis, red wine, blackberry and bay leaves

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
21 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A great last-minute alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding - plus it reheats in only five minutes

1 hr and 50 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake a cake that has it all: moist, fragrant sponge, silky Italian meringue, tahini buttercream and sharp pear-laced salted caramel. Serve with a cup of tea.

1 hr and 50 mins
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Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This has a lovely crunchy topping that tastes like flapjack, perfect comfort food

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
75 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This fruity cake is at its best when made with melting, buttery pears

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A dartois is a delicate puff pastry tart, filled with frangipane and fresh fruit - a winning dessert if you're entertaining guests

1 hr and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Gary Rhodes's traditional fruit and nut pudding can be oven baked in an hour for a warming family treat

1 hr
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine two classic sweets – poached pears and a fruit pie - to make this stunning dessert with a decorative top to impress your dinner guests

1 hr and 35 mins
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Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This make ahead dessert of pear liqueur-soaked sponge pudding with tender poached pears and a dollop of Chantilly cream is ideal for an autumn dinner party

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
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