Have you ever ended up with more pears than you can eat? Luckily there are so many great easy pear desserts you can make.
Whether you want to serve a crowd or simply enjoy a treat with your coffee, these sweet and subtly flavored fruits go great in pastries and cakes.
Are you ready to make desserts with pears? They’re easy to make, super delicious, and customizable. You can use any variety of pears you have on hand, and most are ready to eat in less than an hour.
Keep reading to discover some favorite pear dessert recipes!
1. Pear Custard Pie
This tasty pear custard pie uses ingredients you probably already have, and you can prep it all in just 20 minutes. This is an especially great choice if you want to enjoy warm, sweetened pears but don’t like crusts, as this is a crustless pie.
Prep the custard in the blender, and then pour them over the pears you have sliced and laid out in your pan.
Include flour in the custard mix to help create a firm pie that holds its shape as you slice it.
After it’s baked, you can top it with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar to make it look prettier and add an extra touch of sweetness.
2. Easy Fresh Pear Cobbler
Do you love cobblers? It’s a great way to turn your favorite fruits or berries into a tasty dessert. This Easy Fresh Pear Cobbler is so easy to make and tastes fantastic!
Use firm pears for the best texture in the cobbler, so be sure to make this before your pears sit around and get soft.
You can use any pear variety or mix varieties.
The cinnamon compliments the subtle pear taste, and a scoop of ice cream tops off this easy and delicious dessert.
3. Old-Fashioned Pear Dessert
These rich buttery squares will add to your next dessert table.
Layer a sweet crumb with a cinnamon filling and freshly sliced pears, then top with more of the crumb.
It bakes in under 40 minutes, and you’ll end up with a quick pear dessert that’s easy to make and serve at a potluck.
Cut the amount of sugar if you want to make it less sweet, and add more pears for a fruitier dessert.
4. Healthy Baked Pears
How about making healthy fresh pear desserts? You can prep this vegan dessert in minutes and customize it with your choice of toppings.
All you need to do is slice the pears in half, scoop out the seeds, and drizzle with syrup and cinnamon.
Bake them for 30 minutes, and then top them with yummy additions like nuts, yoghurt, ice cream, or granola.
They make a beautiful display on a dessert table or at brunch. Leave the stems on for a more statement-making look.
5. Cinnamon baked pears
Cinnamon and pears go great together. And when you make these baked pears, your entire house will smell amazing. Welcome guests to your home with the scent of baking pears, and then feed them this delicious treat.
Wrap the pears in aluminum foil as they bake to ensure they cook to perfection.
Once they’re ready, be sure to pour out all the yummy sauce from the foil onto the pears.
Try making this recipe with apples too. Offer both apples and pears on your serving tray for a great look and snack.
6. Moist Pear Cake Recipe
This Moist Pear Cake recipe is a delicious dessert that goes great with a cup of coffee or tea.
It’s a great recipe to make when you realize the pears on the counter are getting soft, as you should use ripe pears in this cake.
It’s a made-from-scratch cake that you can take pride in making, though the process is easy and uses pantry staples.
Be careful not to over-bake it. Dust the cake with powdered sugar just before serving for a wow-worthy presentation.
7. Easy Italian Pear Cake
Do you want to make a cake that tastes great and looks beautiful?
Try this easy Italian Pear Cake. It’s made with creamy mascarpone and sliced ripe pears.
The cake is filled with sweet bites of cubed pears, and then you top it with sliced pears, so it’s packed with pear flavor and beautiful on your cake stand.
Watch it carefully as it bakes, as the cooking time may vary based on how juicy your pears are.
8. Chocolate Chip Pear Drop Cookies
Pears and Chocolate chip cookies are a surprising combination, but you won’t want to miss this unique and tasty recipe.
It only takes one bowl to mix the cooking batter, and you don’t have to chill the dough before baking. Be sure that your pears are still firm to the touch for this recipe.
These drop cookies have a cake-like texture, and the pears add a refreshing taste to the rich chocolate.
9. Maple Vanilla Baked Pears
These baked pears are so easy and yummy. It’s a great way to enjoy some high-quality maple syrup that’s in your pantry, and the touch of vanilla brings out the delicious pear taste.
Maple Vanilla Baked Pears will satisfy your sweet tooth without any preservatives, artificial flavors, or processed ingredients.
It’s a simple dessert that’s perfect for a cosy fall day.
Top these pairs with yoghurt and granola for a comforting treat that pairs perfectly with coffee.
10. Baked Pear Pies
These individual pies are so unique and cute, plus they’re easy to make! It’s basically a simple baked pear recipe, but you top the pears with a slice of pie crust before baking.
Once they’re finished baking, flip the pears, so the crust is on the bottom, and then top with ice cream and a caramel drizzle.
You can also try making a pretty design with the crust and then serving them with the pear on the bottom.
Either way, they’re such a pretty dessert, and kids will have fun prepping and eating them
11. French Pear Cake
Have this delicious crumb cake ready the next time you welcome guests to your home. It goes great with coffee and is simple to make.
Many french cakes call for poaching the pears before adding them to the cake, but this recipe has a simplified process where you add raw chopped pears to the batter.
Be sure to sprinkle the sugar on top before baking, as this will make a crispy crust that finishes the soft sweet cake.
You can eat it while it’s still warm, which is great because you won’t be able to resist this freshly baked cake!
12. Pear Pie Crumble Bars
Pie bars are an easy way to serve dessert at get-togethers. These Pear Pie Crumble Bars are so delicious and sweet, and they’re a crowd-pleaser.
The key is partially cooking the pairs before adding them to the bars. That way, they are the perfect texture once they’re baked.
You can top them with ice cream or caramel sauce (or both!) when they’re ready.
As tempting as it is to eat right away, let these bars cool completely before serving. This is one of our favorite desserts made with pears.
13. Pear Tart
The pears are the stars of the show in this delicious and simple tart. This recipe uses canned pears, so you don’t have to sweat about finding fresh pears at the grocery store. However, you may want to slice the pears thinner than they come in the can.
The cream cheese filling is just sweet enough, and the cinnamon on top of the pears adds the perfect flavor.
Try using fresh pears instead of canned, and see how you like Ricotta Cheese for the filling. There are lots of ways to make this Pear Tart a unique treat.
14. Pear Cake
Peeling pears can be the most time-consuming part of making desserts with pears. But this delectable cake calls for unpeeled organic pears that you run through the food processor.
Use a springform pan for this moist and sweet cake. That will help it look amazing when you serve it.
Try making it as-is first so you can fully enjoy the flavor of the pears. Then try the recipe again using your favorite spices. Serve it with coffee for breakfast or ice cream for dessert.
15. Apple and Pear Crisp
Have you ever combined apples and pears into one dessert? This heavenly treat comes from Ina Garten, who knows how to make wow-worthy recipes while keeping the process as simple as possible.
Mix the fruit, sugar, and seasonings into a baking dish and then top with your crumble mixture. The key is using zest and juice from a fresh orange and lemon.
Otherwise, you may end up with an overpowering citrus taste.
Your house will smell great while you bake this crisp, and you end up with a beautiful dessert that’s perfect for fall.
16. Chocolate And Pear Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Are you debating whether you should make a chocolate or fruit cake for your next get-together? Why not make both options in one cake?
This Chocolate And Pear Upside-Down Cake brings together the best of both worlds with rich chocolate and caramelized pears.
Bake this in a springform pan, and flip it onto a plate while it’s still warm to reveal the gorgeous pears baked in the cake.
Try drizzling it with cream if you’re serving it warm, but you can also make it ahead and eat at room temperature.
17. Pear Cupcakes
Gone are the days when cupcakes were served only at children’s birthday parties. These beautiful and sweet pear cupcakes will be a perfect fit at your next pot-luck, house party, or brunch.
The honey buttercream frosting has a delicate floral taste that compliments the subtle pear flavor in the cupcakes.
Follow the recipe’s link to find the little candy pears to top each cupcake.
These little accents will make your cupcakes super cute and dainty – perfect for a pear cake’s light and subtle flavors.
18. Apple Pear Pie
Apples and pears join forces again in this magnificent pie that will transport you to an autumn orchard. Skip the store-bought candles and instead put a fresh pie in your oven. Your house will smell great, and you’ll have a delicious dessert to enjoy.
Use tart apples and sweet pears for the best flavor combination.
You can choose whether you’d like to keep the peelings on or off for this recipe. Each option will result in a unique texture.
You can use a store-bought pie pastry or make your own. This easy pear dessert will become a fall tradition for your family.
19. Chocolate Chip Pear Drop Cookies
Have you ever made drop cookies before? They’re so easy and don’t need refrigerated before baking.
Pears elevate these basic chocolate chip cookies. They add a subtle flavor and extra moisture to these treats, which have a yummy cake-like texture.
Be sure to use room-temperature ingredients and follow the notes for salt and butter, so you don’t end up with overly salty cookies.
You will be searching for pears just to make this recipe again!
20. Flaky Pear Turnover Recipe
Turnovers are such a special treat, thanks to their sweet flavors that embody the comforts of a cool fall day. These Flaky Pear Turnovers will have you reaching for a flannel shirt and a cup of cider, no matter what season you actually make them in.
Do you avoid recipes where you have to make your own pastry? Fear not, as this recipe allows you to use a store-bought pastry sheet.
You’ll top the pastry with egg white and brown sugar before baking so it will have a unique taste that will fool everyone into thinking you worked on your puff pastry for an hour.
Try customizing this recipe with your favorite seasonings and ingredients. Mix in some apples with the pears or add a touch of citrus juice to bring out the flavors.
21. Healthy-Ish Pear Oatmeal Muffins
These pear oatmeal muffins are a wholesome breakfast or snack that you can make ahead and then enjoy throughout the week.
The pears lend so much sweetness to these muffins that the recipe calls for less sugar than many other muffins. You can also leave off the crumble topping to reduce the sugar even more. Try using cinnamon or pie spice instead of cardamom.
Anjou pears work great in this muffin recipe, though you can try any variety you have at home.
Keep the peelings on for a great flavor and texture. You’ll be excited to wake up knowing these muffins will be on your breakfast table!
22. Pear Pudding Cake
This unique dessert with pears will wow your family or dinner party guests. It’s a unique custard mixture featuring fresh pears and is topped with an egg and sugar mixture.
You can bake this in individual ramekins or in one big dish. Serve this pear pudding cake warm or at room temperature.
Once the smell of freshly-baked pears fills your house, will you really be able to wait for these cakes to cool completely?
Serve with ice cream or on their own.
23. Caramel Pear Pudding
Caramel and pears go so great together, and their flavors are highlighted in this easy and delicious pudding recipe.
This recipe calls for a long list of ingredients, but the process is easy. You basically mix and then bake. It’s not complicated to make, but you end up with a really unique recipe that will impress anyone who tries it.
A little whipped cream on each serving of this pudding will be the perfect touch.
24. Pear-Blackberry Crisp
Are you surprised to see pears and blackberries together in one recipe? This unlikely duo goes great together! The blackberries are tart and packed with flavor, and the pears are sweet and subtle.
Blackberries are in season months before pears, so freeze some to use in the fall once the pears are ripe for picking.
The crispy topping brings the flavors together for a tasty dessert. Serve it warm with or without ice cream. You can also enjoy it at room temperature if you have any leftovers.
25. Pear-and-Cranberry Slab Pie
If you love experimenting with flavor, this pear and cranberry slab pie is for you. Not only does it feature the unlikely (but amazing) combination of pears and cranberries, but it also includes a hint of ginger for a dessert that’s memorable and delectable.
It’s a simple recipe to make, and you can customize it by including spices or citrus in the filling. Family and friends will be requesting you make this yummy pie again and again.
25 Easy Pear Desserts
- 1 unbaked pie shell (9 inches)
- 4-1/2 c cubed peeled ripe pears (about 2-1/2 pounds)
- 1 c sugar
- 1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 large eggs
- 1 c heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1/4 c butter, melted
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
- Wrap the pie shells in two layers of aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake the shells for 3 more minutes.
- Take the shells out of the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees
- Peel your pears and cut them into cubes, then place them in the pie shell
- Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and nutmeg)
- Using a whisk, mix the eggs, ¼ cup cream, butter, lemon zest, and vanilla into the dry mixture
- Pour the entire mixture over the pears
- .Place foil lightly over the edges of the pie and then bake for about 50 minutes, or until the filling is set. Give it a light shake and see if it’s jiggly. If so, it’s fully baked.
- Cool for 1 hour and then refrigerate until serving
- When you’re ready to serve the pie, whip together the remaining cream and cinnamon and place a dollop on each slice.