Sticky toffee traybake topped with pears

Pear recipes

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

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
101 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
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91 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
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress guests with this deceptively simple starter, made with pears, goat's cheese, watercress and hazelnuts. It's ready in just 15 minutes, and perfect at Christmas

15 mins
Easy
74 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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
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
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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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
7 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
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
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
74 ratings 4.1 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
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
6 ratings 4.2 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
35 ratings 4.2 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
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
35 ratings 4.6 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
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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10 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
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Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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
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
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