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.
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.
Peel and core any overripe pears, then pop them in the freezer ready to blitz up when you’re in need of a refreshing, gently spiced start to the day. A delicious way to reduce food waste!
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.