Pears are a fun fruit to cook with and can be found in recipes baked, poached and fried as well as baked into cakes.
I love pears, and I love this recipe, because lighting the rum caramelises the sugar, and pulls out the flavour of the pears. I use pear halves but you can try it with whole pears too.
For an irresistibly tasty and tender chicken dish, try this tagine. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Chicken Tagine with Caramelised Pears Video.
A caramel pear cake, delicious served warm with cream, or ice-cream.
I love this refreshing and healthy frozen dessert made of pears and yoghurt. Use low fat yoghurt if you can.
This moist and delicious cake is ideal to make when fresh pears are in season. It's also lower in fat and cholesterol than most regular cakes.