Okay, okay. It's really fall now. How do we know? Not just by the calendar, the scores of fall recipes and everyone saying so -- pears just got delicious again. These juicy fall fruits are one of the reasons we're willing to relax our vice grip on gazpacho every year. Biting into a perfectly ripe pear is one of fall's greatest joys, not to mention tucking them into a hot oven with a little butter and maple syrup.

Pears are also incredibly versatile fruits, capable of transitioning from hors d'oeuvre to salad to main dish to dessert with little effort. Also this fall, we're going to insist that everyone remember how delicious pears can be in punches and cocktails. We're going to get started on pear recipes early this fall, so that we'll have time to fit every single one in. Have a favorite way to use pears that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Caramel & Sea Salt Pear Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.cookincanuck.com/2012/10/caramel-sea-salt-pear-pancake-recipe/" target="_blank">Caramel & Sea Salt Pear Pancakes recipe from Cookin' Canuck</a></strong>

  • Caramel Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ohbiteit.com/2012/10/caramel-pears.html" target="_blank">Caramel Pears recipe from Oh, Bite It!</a></strong>

  • Four Seasons Sparkling Punch

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/08/four-seasons-punch.html" target="_blank">Four Seasons Sparkling Punch recipe from A Beautiful Mess</a></strong>

  • Pear Rosemary Danish

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/14416-pear-rosemary-danish" target="_blank">Pear Rosemary Danish recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pear Roquefort Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.versesfrommykitchen.com/2012/02/pear-roquefort-salad.html" target="_hplink">Pear Roquefort Salad from Verses from My Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Broiled Feta With Caramelized Cinnamon Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/broiled-feta-with-caramelized-cinnamon-pears/" target="_blank">Broiled Feta with Caramelized Cinnamon Pears recipe from How Sweet It Is</a></strong>

  • Braised Chuck With Pear, Chocolate And Ginger

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://slimpalate.com/braised-chuck-with-pear-chocolate-and-ginger/" target="_blank">Braised Chuck with Pear, Chocolate and Ginger recipe from Slim Palate</a></strong>

  • Spicy Poached Pears With Cinnamon Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://authenticsuburbangourmet.blogspot.com/2012/04/spicy-poached-pears-with-cinnamon-cream.html" target="_hplink">Spicy Poached Pears with Cinnamon Cream recipe from Authentic Suburban Gourmet</a></strong>

  • Pear Frangipane Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.beyondtheplate.net/sweets/pear-frangipane-tart/#success" target="_hplink">Pear Frangipane Tart recipe from Beyond the Plate</a></strong>

  • Pear And Prosciutto Bruschetta With Honeyed Ricotta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://twolovesstudio.com/2012/08/19/pear-prosciutto-bruschetta-with-honeyed-ricotta/" target="_hplink">Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta with Honeyed Ricotta recipe from Two Loves Studio</a></strong>

  • Cardamom Pear Compote Over Vanilla Tapioca With Meringue And Pistachio

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.melangery.com/2012/09/september-dessert-cardamom-pear-compote.html" target="_hplink">Cardamom Pear Compote over Vanilla Tapioca with Meringue and Pistachio recipe from Cooking Melangery</a></strong>

  • Roasted Pork Loin With Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://butterflyfoodie.blogspot.com/2011/10/summerwinter.html" target="_hplink">Roasted Pork Loan with Pears recipe from Butterfly Foodie</a></strong>

  • Pear And Ginger Ricotta Cheesecake With Salted Caramel Drizzle

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.manifestvegan.com/2012/10/pear-and-ginger-ricotta-cheesecake-with-salted-caramel-drizzle/" target="_hplink">Pear and Ginger Ricotta Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Drizzle recipe from Manifest Vegan</a></strong>

  • Vanilla Bean Pancakes With Maple Butter Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://naturallyella.com/2012/08/15/vanilla-bean-pancakes-with-maple-butter-pears/" target="_hplink">Vanilla Bean Pancakes with Maple Butter Pears recipe from Naturally Ella</a></strong>

  • Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, Pear And Blue Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/focaccia-with-caramelized_n_1060874.html" target="_hplink">Focaccia with Caramelized Onions, Pear and Blue Cheese recipe</a></strong>

  • Amaretto Peach And Pear Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/6745-amaretto-peach-and-pear-pie" target="_blank">Amaretto Peach and Pear Pie recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Poached Pears With Prunes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/poached-pears-with-prunes_n_1058618.html" target="_hplink">Poached Pears with Prunes recipe</a></strong>

  • Pear And Cardamom Tarte Tatin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://tastefoodblog.com/2011/10/31/pear-and-cardamom-tarte-tatin/" target="_hplink">Pear and Cardamom Tarte Tatin recipe from TasteFood</a></strong>

  • Baked Puff Pastry Pears With Blue Cheese And Walnut Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.larecetadelafelicidad.com/en/2012/08/pear-blue-cheese-walnut-salad.html" target="_hplink">Baked Puff Pastry Pears with Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad</a></strong>

  • Herbed Magret De Canard Salad With Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/herbed-magret-de-canard-salad-with-pears-and-roquefort-dressing/" target="_hplink">Herbed Magret de Canard Salad with Pears and Roquefort Dressing recipe from Cooking in Sens</a></strong>

  • Rustic Brandied Pear Galette With Caramel Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/pear-galette/" target="_hplink">Rustic Brandied Pear Galette with Caramel Sauce recipe from White On Rice Couple</a></strong>

  • Pear, Fig Jam, Cheddar, Arugula, Avocado And Prosciutto Panini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2012/02/panini-party-winter-edition.html" target="_hplink">Pear, Fig Jam, Cheddar, Arugula, Avocado and Prosciutto Panini recipe from Yummy Mummy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Bone Marrow And Apple-Pear Confit

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pepper.ph/bone-marrow-and-apple-pear-confit-worth-every-evil-morsel/" target="_hplink">Bone Marrow and Apple-Pear Confit recipe from PEPPER.PH</a></strong>

  • Pear Coconut Muffins With Brown Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.flourishingfoodie.com/2012/09/pear-coconut-muffins-with-brown-butter.html" target="_hplink">Pear Coconut Muffins with Brown Butter recipe from Flourishing Foodie</a></strong>

  • Pear And Almond Chocolate Spice Bundt Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/2011/10/9/pear-almond-chocolate-spice-cake.html" target="_hplink">Pear and Almond Chocolate Spice Bundt Cake recipe from Pastry Affair</a></strong>

  • Dark Chocolate Dreams And Pear Panini

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/dark-chocolate-dreams-and_n_1061096.html" target="_hplink">Dark Chocolate Dreams and Pear Panini recipe</a></strong>

  • Julia Child's Pear Clafouti

    <strong>Get <a href="http://gratineeblog.com/2012/08/julia-childs-pear-clafouti/" target="_hplink">Julia Child's Pear Clafouti recipe from Gratinee</a></strong>

  • Pear And Cardamom Strudel

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://fishchipsandgelato.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/pear-and-cardamom-strudel/" target="_hplink">Pear and Cardamom Strudel recipe from Fish, Chips and Gelato</a></strong>

  • Poached Pear Crumble With Chocolate, Coffee And Nuts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sipsandspoonfuls.com/2011/05/poached-pear-crumble-with-chocolate.html" target="_hplink">Poached Pear Crumble with Chocolate, Coffee and Nuts recipe from Sips and Spoonfuls</a></strong>

  • Buttermilk Cake With Riesling-Poached Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/buttermilk-cake-with-ries_n_1061044.html" target="_hplink">Buttermilk Cake with Riesling-Poached Pears recipe</a></strong>

  • Sweet Potato Pear Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.loveandlemons.com/2012/01/10/sweet-potato-pear-soup/" target="_hplink">Sweet Potato Pear Soup recipe from Love and Lemons </a></strong>

  • Nutella And Pear Pinwheel Scones

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://bronmarshall.com/2010/autumn/nutella_pear_pinwheel_scones.html" target="_hplink">Nutella and Pear Pinwheel Scones recipe from Bron Marshall</a></strong>

  • Red Wine-Braised Cabbage, Pearl Onions And Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/red-wine-braised-cabbage_n_1059377.html" target="_hplink">Red Wine-Braised Cabbage, Pearl Onions and Pears recipe</a></strong>

  • Upside-Down Pear Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://achowlife.com/2010/12/upside-down-pear-cake-my-breech-baby.html" target="_hplink">Upside-Down Pear Cake recipe from A Chow Life</a></strong>

  • Pear Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2012/09/pear-pie/" target="_hplink">Pear Pie from Sweet Pea's Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Preserved Pears

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/preserved_pears/" target="_blank">Preserved Pears recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Pear Vanilla Sorbet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/19547-pear-vanilla-sorbet" target="_blank">Pear Vanilla Sorbet recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Rosemary And Pear Mini Pies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2010/10/tricks-treats-rosemary-and-pear-mini-pies-by-emma.html" target="_blank">Rosemary And Pear Mini Pies recipe from A Beautiful Mess</a></strong>

  • Pear Spice Pecan Loaf

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.asplashofvanilla.com/2012/08/22/pear-spice-pecan-loaf/" target="_hplink">Pear Spice Pecan Loaf recipe from A Splash of Vanilla</a></strong>

  • Spiced Cranberry, Pear And Ginger Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/14409-spiced-cranberry-pear-and-ginger-sauce" target="_blank">Spiced Cranberry, Pear and Ginger Sauce recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pizza With Gruyere, Pear And Chestnut Honey

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pizza-with-gruyere-pear-_n_1057336.html" target="_hplink">Pizza with Gruyere, Pear and Chestnut Honey recipe</a></strong>

  • Cocoa Pear Crisps

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/3160-cocoa-pear-crisps" target="_blank">Cocoa Pear Crisps recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Pear & Almond Custard Tart

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pear--almond-custard-tar_n_1056797.html" target="_blank">Pear & Almond Custard Tart</a> recipe</strong>

  • Pear Butter

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thevintagemixer.com/2012/09/pear-butter-recipe/" target="_hplink">Pear Butter recipe from Vintage Mixer</a></strong>