18 Favorite Pear Desserts For Fall

Pears can be an overlooked and forgotten fruit. I think they get lost in the shuffle between summer berry season and fall apple season, but these late summer to early fall fruits are wonderful and complex. Like apples, there are different varieties that range in flavor profiles. This post celebrates pears in all their glory, with a range of recipes. If this is a fruit you’ve overlooked in the past, now’s the time to stop and enjoy one of my favorite fruits for baking.

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Chocolate Icebox Cake with Caramel Cream

A close-up of host Zoe Francois' icebox cake.

I made this chocolate icebox cake with homemade wafer cookies and caramel cream in the middle of summer for season 3 episode 6 of Zoë Bakes! It’s hilarious that it just so happens to be available for streaming today, in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard with dangerous wind chills and after 8 inches of snowfall! Nevertheless it’s a fabulous dessert that I know you’ll love in any weather.

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Grapefruit Posset

A close-up of host Zoe Francois' grapefruit posset.

This grapefruit posset dessert was inspired by a visit to my friend and James Beard winning restaurateur, Christina Nguyen. She joined me for season 3 episode 6 of Zoë Bakes on Magnolia Network to show me how to make Chè, which is a delicious, chilled and colorful dessert soup she ate growing up and now serves at her amazing restaurant, Hai Hai! Everything Christina does is inspiring, so I went home and created this grapefruit Posset along with a ONE INGREDIENT fruit sorbet. Super easy and beautiful!

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