Fall's Other Fruit: 8 Things To Do With Pears

Apples tend to get all the glory come fall, but we’ve always had a special fondness for pears. Topsy-turvy and easily bruised, pears have a short window of time when they’re at their juicy best. Here are a few ways to enjoy them while they’re here!• Seckel Pear Tart with Poire William Cream from Gourmet - This one is almost too pretty to eat.

Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pears from Martha Stewart - Pungent gruyere sounds like the perfect match to a sweet pear.

Pear Crisps with Vanilla Browned Butter from Epicurious - Simple to pull together yet elegant enough for a dinner party.

Tray-Baked Meringue with Pears, Cream, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Chocolate Sauce from Jamie Oliver - Only Jamie Oliver could come up a mess this delicious!

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza from the Columbus Dispatch - We can’t wait to try this one.

Brandied Pear Galette with Caramel Sauce from White on Rice Couple - Everything about this recipe says decadence.

Gorgonzola and Pear Risotto from Simply Delicious - A classic combination of flavors in an unusual setting.

Pear Bread from Smitten Kitchen - Not too sweet, a slice of this would make an excellent mid-day snack.

What are your favorite recipes with pears?

Related: Alternative to Apple Sauce: Anyone Making Pear Sauce?

(Image: John Kernick/Gourmet)

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