Pear recipes - a pear tart on a plate with a knife next to it

Always best when bang in season, the pear is such a delicious autumn treat. It’s versatile, too, you can use it in so many ways – sweet and savoury – from breakfast, salads and pasta dishes to epic roasts, showstopping puds and cheeky tipples (with a pickle recipe thrown in for good measure).

So whether you’ve got a pear tree that keeps on giving or just love eating the seasons, we’ve got all the easy peasy pear recipes you could need right here.

Some dishes need no introduction – sweet pears, fragrant warming spices and crisp pastry. Heaven.


Here’s a real Sunday lunch celebration of the humble pear. Beautifully caramelised pear and veg served alongside roast pork packed with sage, pine nut and pear stuffing – so good.


Quite a claim, but beautiful pears and stem ginger is always a winning combo. So simple to make, too, this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


On the lookout for an oh-so-simple dessert? Our boozy pears pack a punch! All you need are five gorgeous ingredients to deliver a dinner party pud that will go down a storm.


A speedy salad of grated beetroot and pear in a simple lemon jam-jar dressing. Finished with crumbled feta, this makes a great little starter or snack.


An Oliver family favourite, soak your oats overnight then stir in grated pear in the morning for a super-tasty, fruity breakfast.


Best made the day before, this elegant but easy pud looks so impressive for very little effort. Just what you need!


A brilliant 5-ingredient dinner that’s ready in just 15 minutes. Pear and blue cheese is a classic combo and, served with charred radicchio and walnuts, this is a next-level midweek meal.


Make the pear syrup in advance, then shake it up with vodka and lemon juice for a deliciously easy cocktail.


Spice up a Ploughman’s, picnic or buffet spread with a pickle that’s a little bit special. It’s at its best with chicken or pork. Give it a go.


A winter warmer for chilly evenings – pear and apple juice flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and zesty lime… with a shot of rum for good measure. Happy days!


Light and refreshing, this fruity sorbet makes a lovely little dessert. Best made with really ripe pears, it’s a great get-ahead pud. Grappa optional!

Hungry for more? We’ve got loads more delicious fruit recipes here.