From Sauteed Pork and Pear Salad or Gingered Peach and Pear Crisp to about everything in between, pears are a tasteful ingredient in myriad recipes in all seasons.

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Pear and Dried Winter Fruit Stuffing

Swanson Broth & Stock
Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Pear and Cranberry Strudel with Caramel Sauce

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

This delectable strudel starts with flaky Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets filled with a tempting mixture of pears, cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon, baked until the pastry is golden and then drizzled with caramel topping.

Total: 2 hrs 5 mins

Gorgonzola and Honey Pear en Croute Salad

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

This restaurant-style salad is sure to impress your guests...but it's so easy to make, you can enjoy it anytime!

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Maple, Pear, and Ricotta Parfaits

Food & Wine

The ricotta in these parfaits is full of calcium, and the pears are loaded with fiber. To add flavor, Marisa May poaches the pears in water infused with maple syrup and lemon juice. The poached pears can also be served separately with granola or yogurt.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Pears to Perfection: Fresh Talk

Whether crisp or tender, dripping with juice or a little more self-contained, pears perk up salads, fruit bowls, desserts, sauces -- even soups! -- with their characteristic flavor and approachable sweetness. For salad lovers, here are three delicious recipes to try: Arugula Pear Salad with pine nuts and pancetta; Mesclun with Pears and Blue Cheese; and an Endive Pear Halloumi Salad with sherry vinaigrette.

Spiced Pears and Camembert

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this seasonal fruit and cheese dish for appetizer or dessert.

Gingerbread-Pear Dessert

Better Homes and Gardens

A packaged gingerbread mix simplifies this Christmas dessert recipe.

Ginger Pear Relish for Ham

Better Homes and Gardens

Try this fresh and festive relish on ham or pork chops. It's also good with chicken or turkey.

Poached Pears with Cranberry Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

A cranberry-amaretto sauce with whipped cream topping is the perfect complement to succulent pears.

Poached Pears in Raspberry Sauce

Midwest Living

Red cinnamon candies add a pink blush to these poached pears. Serve them warm for breakfast, or with cookies for a sopisticated dessert.

Total: 45 mins

Pear Tart

Atkins - Phase 3

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Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Pecan-Crusted French Toast with Pears

Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, dipped in pecans, and topped with fresh pears, Pecan-Crusted French Toast with Pears is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Pear and Blueberry Crisp

Better Homes and Gardens

If this dessert is for adults, add a drizzle of cognac or brandy to the top right before serving.

Pear-Almond Tart

Better Homes and Gardens

Fruit and nuts star in this lower calorie dessert tart.

A Taste of Maple Pear Salad

Taste of the South
Total: 10 mins

Almond Cake with Pears and Creme Anglaise

Food & Wine

For a simple but elegant dessert, Countess Florence Daniel Marzotto chose to serve a basic sponge cake baked with fragrant almond flour, split in half and filled with a layer of tender pears. Cooked in butter in a covered pan, the pears steam in their own juices, releasing a syrupy sauce all their own.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins
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