Pears are a fun fruit to cook with and can be found in recipes baked, poached and fried as well as baked into cakes.
Delicious, easy, and a big hit with anyone who sees it. My goal is fresh and delicious but quick and easy to make.
In these muffins you actually get better results if you use tinned pears rather than fresh. You can also add a little citrus zest.
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.
I love pears and the flavour of sweet crystallised ginger compliments them perfectly. Serve over bread, scones or toast.
I love easy cakes and this is definitely one; using fresh or tinned pears in a basic cake batter it is great warm as a dessert with ice cream or cold sliced.
This recipe is based on a French classic which my mum and sister made many times due to popular demand. The "light" part is that the original cream is replaced by quark, which is very low in fat but has a lovely creamy consistency and bit extra tang.
This is a great dessert for entertaining as it looks dramatic but can be prepared ahead of time, even the day before. Be aware that some pears take a long time to become tender – test with a toothpick, which should slide in easily.
Looking for a romantic dessert? You can't go past poached pears served with chocolate. It can even be made when the pears in the shops are not completely ripe.
Made this the other night because there were two pears left and just two of us eating. The mix of the spices, orange and pears is amazing. Serve with ice cream.
This comforting pudding is perfect for a Sunday lunch on a chilly day. Pears and blackberries are topped with an orange-scented sponge mixture and baked, then the pudding is turned out upside-down, so the luscious fruit is on top.