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.

Spiced Pears and Camembert

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

Gingerbread-Pear Dessert

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A packaged gingerbread mix simplifies this Christmas dessert recipe.

Ginger Pear Relish for Ham

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

Poached Pears with Cranberry Sauce

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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-Almond Tart

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Fruit and nuts star in this lower calorie dessert tart.

Pear and Blueberry Crisp

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

Duck Breast with Pears and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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The presentation of this duck main dish is as lovely as it is good to eat. Slices of duck breast are layered over fresh baby spinach and pears. then topped with walnuts and vinaigrette.

Ginger-Pear Salsa

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Try this Mexican-inspired salsa over grilled chicken or pork.

Pear Upside-Down Cake

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Upside-down cake never disappoints, particularly one this pretty. Put your fruit-arranging skills to the test this season and give this pear-iffic dessert a try. Don't forget a scoop of ice cream to top it off.

Honey-Sage Sweet Potatoes Pears and Walnuts

Midwest Living

A colorful blend of sweet potatoes, red onion and pears mix with sage and honey in this easy roasted side dish.

Dry Jack Cheesecake with Pears and Crostini

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To serve this appetizer cheesecake as a light luncheon or dinner entree, place slices on bread and warm in the oven or under the broiler to soften.

Triple Pear Pie with Walnut Crust

Midwest Living

For a triple-play of pear goodness, this pie combines nectar, dried fruit and fresh, juicy Bosc pears.

Tuiles Towers with Spiced Fruit Compote

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Three popular French foods: pastry cream, tuiles (roof-tile shape cookies), and fruit compote equal one spectacular dessert!

Pineapple-Pear Crisp

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Fruit crisps, like this dessert recipe, are a delicious way to boost your fruit intake.

Warm Pear French Toast Sundae

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French toast for dessert? You bet! Serve the breakfast favorite with a golden pear sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

Total: 25 mins
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