Find loads of ways with pears here, from juicy pear tarts to Stilton and pear green salads. We have pear cakes and crumbles, too. And poached pears make an easy, healthy option for dessert.
This upside-down cake is simple to make and tastes delicious. A caramel sauce is topped with pears and a light sponge mixture, before being baked. Invert, slice and serve with ice cream or cream.
Pear Fairy Cakes. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free.
This pear crumble is a nice change from the usual crumble and a deliciously sweet way to use local pears. Serve with custard or ice cream.
A delicious, soft cake that comes from my mum. Serve it warm or cold with a scoop of apple or pear sorbet - so elegant! I use a Golden Delicious apple for this recipe.
This comforting pudding is sure to become a family favourite, being perfect for a Sunday lunch on a chilly autumnal day. Pears and blackberries are topped with an orange-scented sponge mixture and baked, then the pudding is turned out upside-down to serve, so the luscious fruit is on top.
This is a wonderfully moist bread. The loaf is studded with spices, fresh pears and pecans. It's the perfect bread to be enjoyed for brunch, dessert, afternoon tea or elevenses.
Luscious ripe pears make for a delectable crumble! You don't need too much sugar as pears are already so sweet. Try this pear crumble with any pear variety that you can find.
A pâtisserie-style tart made with pears and baked in an almond frangipane filling won't cost a fortune and is sure to impress.
A healthy smoothie that is lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and packed full of fruity flavours. For a thicker smoothie, try using pre-frozen, peeled and chopped bananas.
A scrumptious variation on a Christmas favourite. The mince pie’s ingredients are traceable to the 13th century, when returning European Crusaders brought with them Middle Eastern recipes containing meats, fruits and spices. The tradition of eating Christmas pie in December continued through to the Victorian era, although by then its recipe had become sweeter and its size reduced markedly from the large oblong shape once observed. Today the mince pie remains a popular seasonal treat enjoyed by many across the United Kingdom. This recipe makes up to 50 pies (you may wish to reduce quantities accordingly, but once you’ve tasted the result you’ll wish you made the full amount).