Sticky toffee traybake topped with pears

Pear recipes

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

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
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make a dessert fit for a dinner party in ten minutes

10 mins
Easy
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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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

We've combined your cheese and dessert courses into one delicious, stunning tart - and believe us, the sweet peaches and punchy cheese works a treat

50 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These canapés look fancy, but are incredibly easy to assemble, and look lovely as part of a sharing platter or party nibble

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Creamy overnight oats with yogurt, macadamia nuts and cinnamon - pop this Swiss-style muesli in a tupperware for an on-the-go breakfast

12 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate autumn with a comforting pear and blackberry crumble. A crunchy oat and nut topping and bay-infused custard make for a stunning dessert

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest in style with this fruity pear and vodka cocktail

30 mins
Easy
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
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
More effort
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A rustic salad with cured beef, blue cheese and chicory teamed sweet pears, and dressed in a red wine vinaigrette

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

This traditional shortcrust lattice pie is filled with sweet, ripe fruit- serve warm with plenty of custard, cream or ice cream

50 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make and store preserved fruits for a month or so and serve alongside cold meats and cheeses

55 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses

10 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A Christmassy relish which will keep in the cupboard for up to six months, making it perfect for make-ahead gifts

40 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Creamy blue cheese, ripe pears and walnuts make a winning combination in this elegant salad

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Great as an easy dessert for Sunday lunch, then use for breakfasts and midweek puds

50 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Prepare ahead and freeze this rich filo pastry pud, then cook from frozen for the perfect fuss-free seasonal dessert

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

The textures and contrasting flavours are what makes this simple lunchtime combination so satisfying. Finish with some peppery watercress

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

A comforting and seasonal pudding for autumn, perfect with a spot of vanilla ice cream

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Want a treat to keep for yourself? This gooey and spicy vegetarian pudding will hit the spot

15 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
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