Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week we're featuring pear recipes - specifically sweet pear desserts.
Pears - they're one of Canada's most underrated fruits. But these luscious fall delights are a Canadian treasure that are equally at home in sweet or savoury dishes. You'll find them growing in BC's Okanagan Valley, southern Ontario and Nova Scotia - they're available from coast to coast!
Today we're focusing on sweet pear dessert recipes that let this autumn fruit shine. From rustic galettes to decadent Dutch Babies, Indian pear fudge to delicate poached pears, there's something for everyone.
Try a pear shortcake (with pear coconut ice cream) or a pear and mincemeat crumble cake. Add them to an over the top pear and amaretto trifle or bake them with a sumptuous cardamom cream. And of course, there's always a class pear pie because what's fall without pie?
You'll be wishing Canadian pears were around all year long!
1. Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Cake
by Jo and Sue
Pears can be weird and wonderful! Who knew putting mincemeat and pears in this crumble cake from Jo and Sue would result in a dessert that tastes like heaven?
2. Poached Pears
Poaching pears like these from Celebration Generation is not only a great way to make use of less-than-perfect fruit, it's elegant, tasty, and highly customizable!
3. Simple Pear Tart
This Simple Pear Tart from Green Healthy Cooking screams "CANADA". Sweetened with only maple syrup it is deliciously sweet and "mapely". 20 minutes is all you need to make this gorgeous little dessert.
4. Maple Ginger Pear Pie
This fresh Maple Ginger Pear Pie from Little Sweet Baker is sweetened with maple syrup and spiced with ginger. The filling is tender and fragrant and wrapped up in a flaky pie crust.
5. Baked Pears with Cardamom Cream
These Baked Pears with Cardamom Cream by Cooking In My Genes are a cozy dessert perfect for the Fall season. In season pears are baked with a granola topping and maple syrup drizzle, then served with a cardamom cream for a divine dessert bite.
6. Vegan Pear & Hazelnut Tart
Beautiful pears pair with cinnamon, lemon, hazelnuts, on a crust that features olive oil, cane sugar, and an unrefined flour for a rustic Vegan Pear and Hazelnut tart from SugarLoveSpices. Fragrant, wholesome, delicious.
7. Pear & Amaretto Trifle
Pears and Amaretto are a perfect combination in this Pear and Amaretto Trifle by The Wine Lover's Kitchen. This trifle is perfect for finishing off holiday meals.
8. Brown Sugar & Bourbon Pear Galette
Brown Sugar Bourbon Pear Galette from My Kitchen Love is made with a whole wheat crust and is a scrumptious seasonal dessert. Stunning and uncomplicated to make.
9. Pear Fudge (Pear Burfi)
Indian fudge using pear as the hero, with ginger and cardamom in a supporting role from Cooking Sutra.
10. Pear Shortcake with Caramelized Pear Coconut Ice Cream (Gluten-Free)
by At The Immigrant's Table
A crumbly gluten-free pear shortcake serves as the perfect bed for a mound of vegan coconut ice cream, topped with roasted pears and fragrant tarragon. A balanced sweet and herbaceous dessert from At the Immigrant's Table!
11. Pear & Brie Dutch Baby
by Food Mamma
Pears and brie make a fantastic pair. They taste even better on a puffy Pear Dutch Baby by Food Mamma!
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