Sticky toffee traybake topped with pears

Pear recipes

Put this humble fruit to good use in sweet and savoury dishes

19 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
More effort
Vegan
91 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Moist, fruity pear, hazelnut and chocolate cake - try it warm with cream as a teatime treat

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Advertisement
85 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
60 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
24 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
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
A challenge
Vegetarian
2 ratings 2.7 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
More effort
Vegetarian
48 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
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine succulent pear, colourful beetroot, spicy chorizo and buttery manchego cheese in this vibrant winter salad that's ideal for sharing with friends

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
91 ratings 4.6 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
42 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
66 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A simple yet stunning recipe that combines well known flavours to create an exquisite dish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
38 ratings 4.8 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
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple veggie lunch uses healthy seeded soda bread, a rich Danish blue cheese and fresh fruit for a salty-sweet combo, topped with crunchy walnuts

12 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is a cross between a sticky toffee pudding and a ginger cake. Serve warm with ice cream or cream as a dessert

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave

40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This extra-special vegetarian starter is bursting with contrasting flavours and textures, such as spiralized pear, crunchy roasted nuts and creamy cheese

30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

With a hint of spice and little pockets of mincemeat, this is a lovely post-Christmas cake, great with warm custard

2 hrs
Easy
30 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
More effort
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This fruity chutney with pears, sultanas, a hint of chilli, star anise, ginger and cumin is the perfect way to preserve a taste of autumn

55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
27 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a twist to rooibos tea with the addition of fresh pear and a fragrant cinnamon stick. Garnish with extra pear slices to impress guests at an afternoon tea

11 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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
More effort
Advertisement