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21 Easy Overripe Pear Recipes

It’s a fact: pears ripen faster than most other fruits.

No matter how well you plan, there will always come a time when your fruit bowl is filled with overripe pears.

If this sounds like your situation right now, don’t fret!

We’ve put together 21 easy and delicious recipes to help you use up those ripe pears before they go bad.

21 Easy Overripe Pear Recipes

1. Pear Crumble With Almonds

It’s time to bring out the best in your summer fruit!

You can’t beat a juicy pear when it’s overripe, but you might not want to eat them on its own.

One of the best parts about eating overripe pears is their deliciously sweet flavor.

You can’t beat those juicy gems in any form, but if you’re not planning on snacking on them then we recommend using them as an ingredient for this awesome crumble with almonds and other delicious flavors that will make it taste even better – no matter what time of year it may be (or how many times you’ve already eaten these sugary jewels).

Make sure everyone comes by for dessert, it’ll be worth their while!

2. Ginger Pear Sorbet

This is a simple recipe for making a delicious sorbet with overripe pears. To add some extra flavor and texture to your pears, make them into this yummy ginger pear sorbet.

You’ll love the combination of fresh ginger, lime juice, and sugar in this recipe, but you can use other ingredients to make it your own. 

We recommend using the best quality of pears available to you and trying out different flavors – it’s always good to have some variety when it comes to flavors.

You can make this into a traditional sorbet or frozen yogurt, depending on your preference.

3. Pear Jam

It’s time for a jam-making session, we promise that you will be glad you made this.

To make this recipe, you’ll need to pick overripe pears that are starting to fall apart and remove any seeds that might still be present. 

Next, you’ll want to cut them into smaller chunks, but be careful not to cut all the way through them – this will help them cook more evenly.

After that, you’ll be combining the pears with sugar, lemon juice, and spices.

This is a quick and easy jam to make and you’ll be able to enjoy it on your favorite breakfast toast, in your morning smoothie, or in a piece of your favorite cake. It’s a wonderful combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that you’re sure to enjoy.

4. Easy Pear Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins are full of delicious pears and oats that make for the perfect breakfast treat.

You can find your favorite overripe pears at your local farmers’ market, and if you don’t like pears then feel free to swap them for other fruits, such as strawberries or apples.

This recipe uses a classic egg wash and sprinkles of sugar to give it that little bit of extra sweetness.

You can make this recipe as simple or as complicated as you’d like. If you prefer more of a sweet flavor then add some honey instead of sugar. It’s up to you. You can also add in any other type of spice you’d like to get a different flavor profile.

5. Fall Pear Sauce

The flavor and texture of overripe pears will make this sauce the perfect complement to any kind of dessert.

It has an excellent flavor and is easy to make, but you do need to make sure you get all of the pulp out of the pears before making the sauce.

It’s best to make this recipe a day ahead, but you can keep it in the refrigerator for a few days without losing any of its deliciousness.

6. Pear and Quinoa Flake Muffins Recipe

Overripe pears are perfect for baking in muffin cups – they’re the perfect size for muffins and cakes.

If you’ve got overripe pears that need to be used up before you find yourself with lots of fruit sitting around, then make this recipe for overripe pear muffins – you’ll be glad you did!

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or snack time.

You can easily add any extra ingredients you’d like to make these muffins your own. We recommend trying out different varieties of pears to see what works best in your kitchen.

7. Pear Bourbon Smash Cocktail

When you’re craving something sweet and refreshing, try this amazing cocktail that’s made with overripe pears.

The sweet pears provide all the flavor and sweetness you need, so you can really enjoy drinking this drink as much as you want. It’s perfect for enjoying on hot days or when you’re feeling like having a little something extra in the middle of the afternoon.

8. Pear Bread with Streusel Topping

Bread is always a good idea to bring to a party because you don’t need any fancy ingredients to make it, it’s always good, and it makes everyone happy!

This recipe for pear bread with streusel topping is not only delicious but easy to make. It has a sweet streusel topping that complements the pear and almond flavor of the bread perfectly.

You’ll love how this bread takes just 10 minutes to make, is delicious enough to be served as dessert at a party, and is so versatile you can use it in lots of different ways. 

It’s best when served fresh from the oven, and it can be stored in the freezer if you want it to last longer.

9. Moist Eggless Apple Pear Cinnamon Bread

This moist eggless apple pear cinnamon bread is the perfect snack or breakfast. It’s a light, healthy breakfast or snack that will satisfy your sweet cravings without adding too much sugar.

The best part about this recipe is that you can make it using only one type of fruit. That way, it’s a quick, easy, and delicious dessert that you can whip up in minutes – and you don’t even need to turn on the oven!

10. Jumbo Spiced Pear Muffins

Sometimes you just need a big muffin in your life. These are just like any other muffin, except for the fact that they’re stuffed with a little something extra.

This is a perfect muffin for any time of year. They’re moist, warm, and have a subtle spice to them.

We recommend that you make sure the pears you use are really ripe – don’t try to make this recipe with overripe pears, as the muffin will be too wet and you’ll end up with a soggy bottom. 

You can use any type of pear for this recipe. We recommend using a jumbo pear, but if you can’t find one, a regular pear should work just fine.

If you can get your hands on a few pears then try making this recipe a couple of times with a different flavor of pear each time.

11. Pear Spiced Whoopie Pies

We love whoopie pies for dessert and this recipe makes them even more fun – we love the idea of serving them in individual little bags.

You’ll love the combination of spiced peaches with pears, and the hint of ginger in this recipe.

It’s a great combination and we guarantee that no one will be able to resist these.

The best part about them is that you don’t need any special equipment to make them. Just follow the instructions on how to make them and you’ll be ready to go!

12. Low and Slow Pear Butter Waffles

The crisp, sweet flavor of ripe pears can be used in a number of ways to bring out the best in them. This recipe is one of those ways – and if you’re a fan of waffles then you’re definitely going to like this recipe.

There are a lot of great things about these waffles, from how easy they are to make and how much fun you can have with them.

The pears add a delicious flavor and texture to these delicious waffles, making them even better! Make sure to use the best quality pears available to you and try making these waffles any time of year.

You can also make them into a waffle-shaped fruit crisp!

13. Poached Pears

Overripe pears can easily become sweet, juicy, and flavorful when cooked with sugar and spices, and it’s the perfect time to turn those pears into this wonderful dessert.

We suggest using this method for making a simple poached pear recipe for your holiday party – it makes a great dessert to serve in addition to some savory treats for your guests.

You can also use this same method for making fruit salads and other delicious desserts.

14. Fabulously Sweet Pear Cake

If you’re looking for something light and refreshing to serve at your summer cookout, look no further than this fabulously sweet pear cake. It’s a light and airy dessert that will leave everyone asking for more!

You’re going to love how easy this recipe is to make – it’s a breeze! You’ll need to start with overripe pears, which are one of the best fruits for baking.

They’re also one of the most versatile fruits to use as an ingredient – you can combine them with other ingredients to give them some added flavor.

We recommend making a batch of these pear cakes and freezing them for a tasty treat during the cold winter months.

15. Pear Cardamom Buns

What could be better than fresh-baked buns?


The perfect buns are hard to find – so we decided to take matters into our own hands and create this amazing recipe of cardamom buns filled with sweet, juicy pears! It’s like having breakfast all year round!

These cardamom buns are made with fresh yeast dough, so they have a more rustic taste than most bakery-style buns.

This is an easy recipe for making buns, but you can use the same technique and add whatever flavors you want to them. 

They’re sure to please anyone who enjoys these tasty treats!

16. Skillet Pear Crisp

We love the flavor and texture of cooked pears, and this skillet pear crisp is one of our favorites. It’s light and refreshing, and it tastes just like a dessert you’d get at your favorite bakery – without all the gluten and preservatives.

You can also make this recipe with apples instead of pears. Just swap them out in the recipe and it’ll taste delicious!

17. Pear Cranberry Crisp

The combination of crisp topping and juicy fruit is unbeatable, which is why this recipe is so delicious.

When choosing a topping for this recipe, we recommend using something that’s got a hint of sweetness, because the topping can get very sweet from the cranberries.

But don’t be afraid to play around with different toppings, as you’ll see that this recipe can be adapted to suit your taste. 

You’ll have a lot of fun playing around with different flavors, like this delicious orange cranberry topping or this savory lemon and blueberry crumble.

18. Chocolate Pear Cake

With its moist, gooey, chocolatey layers, this is definitely one of the most popular recipes we’ve ever posted.

This easy-to-make recipe for a chocolate cake with pears will wow your family and friends and they’ll be asking for seconds!

It’s sweet and moist with a perfect blend of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg – everything you want in a delicious chocolate cake! And since it’s made with pears, there’s no need to worry about allergies. 

We love how you can just mix and bake it to get the best flavor and texture. The pears are a great way to get some extra vitamin C without compromising on the dessert itself. This is a truly delicious and healthy chocolate cake recipe that everyone will love!

19. 100% Whole Grain Ginger Pear Bran Muffin

In the mood for something sweet but don’t want to bake? This is the perfect muffin for you!

These whole grain ginger pear bran muffins are made with natural ingredients and have a great kick from the ginger and freshness from the pears.

The addition of ginger gives them a slight bite and a hint of zest, and the pears add a wonderful fresh flavor that will have everyone wanting more!

The bran gives them a nice texture, and the pear is added for some extra sweetness and an extra boost of vitamin C. These muffins are perfect with a glass of milk or as a healthy snack.

This recipe includes a simple baking method, but if you’d like to make them even easier, you can use pre-made muffin cups.

20. Pear and Banana Loaf

This easy recipe for a pear and banana loaf is so delicious, you’ll be using it again and again. It’s a great snack, breakfast treat, dessert, or side dish. If you want to make it a little more indulgent, use a little bit of honey to glaze the top of the loaf.

If you don’t have any bananas on hand, feel free to use whatever fruit you prefer. Strawberries, apples, peaches, or whatever you want really are delicious when used as a substitute.

The flavors of the pears and bananas in this recipe will make it stand out, but try to use the best quality pears and bananas you can find to get the best results.

21. Baked Pears With Ice Cream

Pears are a great fruit because they’re so versatile. You can use them as an ingredient for an array of desserts, from smoothies to pies to cakes to crisps and even sorbet.

But if you’re not feeling like making anything too complicated, this recipe is perfect for you.

The only thing you need is a few overripe pears, some sugar, and some ice cream.

Add some salt and pepper to create a great flavor experience.

You could even add spices such as cinnamon or ginger to make this recipe more interesting.

This is also a great recipe for using the excess fruit you don’t plan to eat right away.

If you’ve got some overripe pears in the fridge, make this easy dessert – it will be the perfect ending to a summer dinner party!


So, the next time you have some overripe pears, just reach for these recipes!

There are many ways that you can use overripe pear in your cooking.

And we can promise you that these recipes will be a big hit with your family and friends!

So go ahead, give them a try!

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

If you liked this post, you may like our post on what to do with overripe mangoes as well!

Or perhaps you’re more into using overripe plum recipes?

Overripe Pear Recipes

21 Overripe Pear Recipes

There are so many reasons why overripe pears are amazing! For one, they're incredibly delicious and sweet. They're also a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Additionally, overripe pears are perfect for baking and cooking and can be used in a variety of recipes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 700 kcal


  • 6 cups sliced overripe pears
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Butter or spray a deep-dish pie plate.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the pears, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Pour mixture into pie plate and spread out in an even layer.
  • Cover with a single piece of aluminum foil.
  • Make sure the pears are in a single layer.
  • Crumble the butter over the pears and sprinkle with almonds, then bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Let cool slightly before serving (if you can wait that long).
Keyword Overripe Pear Recipes
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