09/24/2015 07:01 am ET Updated Mar 14, 2016

The Pear Recipes You Want And Need This Fall

Foodie Crush, Adventures in Cooking, Cookie Kate

It's really fall now. We know this not just by the date on the calendar, the plethora of fall recipes and everyone saying so, but because pears just got delicious again. Biting into a perfectly ripe pear is one of fall's greatest joys (and so is tucking one into a hot oven with a little butter and maple syrup). 

Pears are an incredibly versatile fruit, capable of transitioning from hors d'oeuvre to salad to main dish to dessert with little effort. They're lovely in cocktails, too. We're getting you started on pear recipes early this fall, so that you'll have time to fit every single one in.

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