26 Easy Pear Desserts Everyone Will Love

Pears sometimes come second best when compared to apples. Yet they are just as tasty and are a versatile fruit that you can use in a wide variety of desserts.

26 Easy Pear Desserts Everyone Will Love

Not only are pears really sweet and well united for fall spices, but they can either have a soft or crisp texture as well.  Therefore, there are a lot of possibilities on what you can do with a pear.

In this article, we have put together 26 easy pear desserts that everyone will love. 

1. Pear Cobbler

Everything you love about fall is there in this cobbler: pears, brown sugar, butter, and spices.

Pears that have been caramelized with an assortment of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and coriander.

This dessert is easy to prepare and is very comforting. Tastes great with a dollop of ice cream on top.

2. Poached Pears In Red Wine

Poached pears may not sound exciting, but they are a classic dessert that tastes incredible.

The red wine brings out sweetness that is naturally in the pears and adds a deep color. The color enhances the flavor of the fruit along with the mixture of fall spices.

This dish, which can be topped with mascarpone cheese or ice cream,

3. Vanilla And Maple Baked Pears

Despite only using four ingredients and taking 30 minutes to create, this dessert is amazing.

The pears are baked until soft. Then they are seasoned with vanilla and maple, and sprinkled with granola.

Not only is the flavor outstanding, but the texture wonderful as well.

4. Pear Cake

We have a sweet and moist cake that is full of tender pears. In addition to that, this cake uses pleasant autumnal spices, and a warmth to the cake. There is plenty of texture and crunch provided by chopped pecans.

It’s decadent yet actually healthy cake because it’s low in cholesterol and fat.

5. Pear And Apple Crumble

Unable to choose between pears and apples? Use them both at once!

This crumble is ideal because it combines the flavors and textures of two fruits in one dish. 

Pears and apples that are sweet, tangy, and combined with a buttery, crumbly almond topping.

Which then helps to elevate your normal crumble to something a bit more special. Also, this dessert is best served warm with vanilla ice cream.

6. Italian Pear Cake

This cake, which is mascarpone-flavored and loaded with pears, is sure to become a new favorite in your family.

A cup of tea or coffee works really well alongside this treat. 

In just an hour, you can create this dessert to impress your friends and family. 

7. Chocolate Pear Cake

Chocolate and pear are an underestimated combination that work really well together.

The fruit and chocolate flavor is strong, but the pears help to create a really moist and tender cake.

This cake is ideal if you have a couple of pears that are starting to become over ripe and need to be used up.

In just an hour, you can create these cakes that taste great hot or cold. 

8. Old Fashioned Pear Brown Betty

Why not try making Brown Betty with pears instead of apples, which are often used in these recipes.

This recipe will not only produce a mouthwatering pear Brown Betty, but it will also fill your house with a divine aroma.

It’s impossible to resist the aroma of brown sugar, pears, and butter  baking in the oven.

A pear Brown Betty is the best served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.,

9. Roasted Pears With Salted Caramel

The Hasselback slicing technique isn’t only for potatoes, you can do it on pears.

This slicing technique  gives you extra excellent surface area for topping and caramelization.

In addition, this recipe uses very little ingredients to help you produce caramelized pears and a vegan salted caramel sauce. 

10. Pear Custard Pie

Fresh, crisp pears that have been covered in a sweet, creamy custard. Even though this pie doesn’t have a crust, it still tastes great.

It’s also really simple to prepare! Pears and a variety of other ingredients that you will find in your pantry.

In just one hour, you will have delicious pear custard pie that the whole family will enjoy. 

Best served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. 

11. Caramel Pear Pudding

Pears, brown sugar, and butter are all packed into this moist and soft pudding.

In just one hour you will be able to produce this simple dish and for the majority of that time the oven will be doing all the work for you. This is a really comforting dessert on those colder days. 

12. Maple-Pear Tarte Tatin

Maple pear tarte tatin is a straightforward yet classy dessert. Here, you will bake pears with a typical puff pastry crust.

Then it can be enjoyed when warm with vanilla ice cream!

With 7 ingredients and only an hour of your time, you can create this impressive dessert that will impress all your friends and family. 

13. Caramel Pear Cookies

It may not sound like a combination that should work, yet it does.

These cookies (see also ‘18 Amazing Sugar-Free Cookies‘) have a cinnamon flavor and are stuffed with pieces of pears.

To make these cookies extra special, they are also filled with lots of caramel.

If that wasn’t enough, these cookies also only take around 30 minutes to create. 

14. Baked Pear Pies

With just 4 ingredients and 40 minute of your time, you can create these delicious baked pear pies, which will look as if you spent hours creating them.

By slicing pears in half and wrapping them in a pastry, the pears will cook in their pastry shell.

In the end you will have soft pears, crisp pastry served with cold refreshing ice cream and salt caramel to balance the desert. 

15. Spiced Pear And Almond Cake

Almonds and pears work so well together. This recipe will help you to create an extremely moist cake that is outstanding.

This cake is really easy to create and uses a range of species such as ginger, clover and cinnamon. 

All you need is almond flour, the species and your pears to make this simple cake. So easy that even your little ones can help you make it. 

16. Puff Pastry Pear Tart

This dessert mixes puff pastry (see also ‘Top 30 Puff Pastry Desserts To Make At Home‘) and sweet, juicy pears together. You don’t need many ingredients and much skill to be able to pull this off.

It may take you a little time to arrange all the slices of pears perfectly, yet once baked it will look extremely impressive and professional.

In addition to that, the pears will naturally caramelize and produce a sweetness to the start. 

17. Pear Crisp

Fall spices blended with sweet and crunchy pears and a buttery, crunchy topping.

Pears that are spiced, with a crumbly topping; this pair work really well together. The nuts on top give it a delicious crunch and added kick.

This recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare, and then your oven does all the work for you

18. Pear And Coffee Cake

This pear coffee cake is a must-try if you enjoy cake. This cake (see also our favorite cake fillings) is the ideal way to start the day because it is incredibly moist and filled with bits of pears.

What distinguishes this pears cake from others is the topping crumble.

The topping contains molasses, cardamom, and butter in addition to a tonne of brown sugar, cinnamon, and cinnamon. Making a really indulgent cake, 

19. Pear Turnovers

Pears turnovers contain pears that are soft and crisp, flavored with cinnamon and sugar, and enclosed in a flaky, golden crust.

Perfect pears in every bite. This dessert is really easy to make and can be made in just 10 minutes and takes 30 minutes to bake.

All the ingredients that are needed, you will probably find in your pantry already.

20. Pear Clafoutis

Although it may sound very fancy, this dish is actually very straightforward.

Custard, fresh pears, and a souffle topping  are the three layers that make a Pear Clafoutis.

For a luxurious treat, top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

You may expect to spend hours in the kitchen, yet the dessert can be created in only 50 minutes. 

21. Upside Down Pear Cake

Upside down cakes are a really popular and easy dessert (see also our favorite easy desserts) to create.

This recipe helps you to create a lovely dessert filled with fall species, brown sugar, butter and ripe pears.

All the flavors help to balance each other out, and create a tasty dessert. 

22. Apple Pear Cupcakes

When it comes to fall, why not give these apple and pear cupcakes a go?

These are sweet cupcakes due to the natural flavors from the fruits, and then cinnamon is added for extra warmth and spice.

In under 40 minutes, you can create a batch of delicious cupcakes, and they are filled with healthy ingredients that everyone will enjoy. 

23. Cinnamon Sugar And Pear Cake

A pear cake that is moist and tender and covered in cinnamon sugar and delicious pears.

This cake is the ideal cake for every occasion.

You can make it whenever you want because it’s such a quick and simple dessert to create, thus within an hour this cake is ready to be enjoyed. 

24. Pear Muffins

Every bite of these soft, crumbly muffins is packed with bits of pears.

These muffins are the ideal fall breakfast or dessert, as they are flavored with the ideal combination of spices.

In just half an hour, you can create a batch of these tasty muffins to enjoy all week long.

There are also some optional toppings that you could consider adding to these desserts to make them even more special and tasty. 

25. Pear Pie Crumble Bars

The crust is made of shortbread and is packed with almonds. Then, your pears are sautéed in cinnamon sugar.

Pears taste good with this pairing, just like apples do! The crumble on top comes next. It has a lot of almonds and is buttery and crispy. 

You can eat them plain or top them with ice cream, whipped cream, or caramel sauce. No matter what, they’ll become a family favorite. .

26. Caramelized Pears

Caramelized pears are incredibly easy to make and can be eaten by themselves or eaten with waffles, ice cream, pancakes or cakes.

Your peas are cooked in brown sugar, butter and bourbon. Which will produce you buttery, tender, sweet and crisp pears in under 5 minutes.


There you have 26 easy pear desserts that you can try for yourself.

Pear is an underrated fruit, but as you can see it is extremely versatile and can be used in replacement of apples in some of your favorite dessert recipes as well. 

We hope this article has helped you find what you can do with those pears that are just sitting in your fruit bowl. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have To Peel Pears Before Baking Them?

It is advised that you peel your pearls before you cook or bake them.

This is due to the skin on the pears becoming tough once it is heated. Therefore, it becomes unpleasant to eat. 

Are Stewed Pears Considered Good For You?

It is said that not only do stewed pears taste great, but they can reduce any inflammation in your gut.

Therefore, if you eat them often they can help with constipation, bloating and IBS. Hence, stewed pears can be excellent for you health-wise. 

In addition to that, due to pears like apples being rich in water, vitamins and fiber, this can help you burn stomach fat.

However, you have to make sure you consume all the fruit and not just the juices. 

Can You Bake With Any Kind Of Pear?

You can use any kind of pear when it comes to baking (see also ‘6 Best Baking Subscription Boxes‘).

However, some types of pears are better than others, as they are able to hold their texture and shape for longer.

Hence, you are more likely to be able to tell that there is pear in your dish, as you can recognize their texture a lot more easily. 

As a result, the best pears to bake with include Anjou, Bartlett and Bosc pears.

These pears are usually quite easy to find in your local grocery store, and are the best pears to bake with.

26 Easy Pear Desserts Everyone Will Love

26 Easy Pear Desserts Everyone Will Love

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Do you have some ripe pears that need using up? Read our article to discover 26 easy pear desserts that everyone will love!

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