Who doesn’t like pears? Not many, we tell you. And this is also true for the pear recipes. These beautifully-flavored juicy wonders are some of the best-known fruits along with the apples. In fact, they belong to the same family. What’s more, some of the most megalicious food combinations out there involve pears.
We picked for you just 7 pear recipes from our much bigger collection. We’ll show you how we used them in our salads along with salmon (gravlax to be more precise), or with halloumi cheese and peanuts. We’ll invite you to caramelize them, bake them, or cook them with puff pastry. We’ll show you that whether you use them in sweet recipes or even for savory foods, they are truly special.
7 Pear Recipes to make your meals special
The sweet and salty dill-flavored oily salmon, better known as gravlax, is incredibly delicious. Pair it with a fruity salad from juicy pear slices tossed with lettuce and other veggie goodies. Add an acidic lime and orange juice dressing and enjoy.
It’s time to bring extra-finesse into your kitchen. Do it with an exquisite dessert inspired by French cuisine. Caramelize pears by cooking them in butter. Flavor them with rosemary and cinnamon and add a sour touch with some lemon. But this would not be complete without crème anglaise, the celebrated vanilla-flavored custard.
So you have some pears in the fridge and you want to put them to good use? We recommend baking this delicious upside-down cake! Those caramelized pears combined with the soft dough will make you enjoy the most of this simple, yet elegant dessert.
Anyone interested in juicy, buttery pears? If you are, get on with this loaf cake. First, prepare a lemon-flavored batter and bake it together with butter-coated pear halves. As it bakes, the pears hide into the rising dough. Their flavor beautifully mixes with that of the cinnamon and apricot jam glaze.
A special dessert, just perfect for special occasions. The pears are cooked in a sugar and honey syrup, flavored with cloves and star anise. Next, they are laid on a warm, crispy pastry and served with lime-flavored cream cheese. So, there are lots of flavors waiting for you if you try this dessert.
You’ve come to the right place for a fruity and cheesy, salty and sweet warm salad. We’ve chosen Santa Maria pears, but this is not cast in stone. You can choose Anjou, or Bosc pears, or what have you. It doesn’t really matter as long as they are pears. Bake them with onion, grill some Halloumi and serve them together on a bed of valerian, also known as corn salad or lamb’s lettuce.
These pear-stuffed buttery phyllo pastry pockets are really hard to turn down. And that’s mainly thanks to their crushed walnut and soft pear filling. Enhance the flavor with cinnamon, amaretto, and basil. Then bake. They are just as yummy if served warm or cold.