Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 16 Great Pear Desserts To Make This Fall

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Pears are fantastic fruits: super juicy, indulgent, and with a fragrant floral flavor that makes them perfect for elegant desserts. We've collected our favorite sweet pear recipes, all of them ideal for the season. So the next time you think about making dessert this fall, you won't have to go straight for the apples.

Click through the slideshow above to see all the sweets!

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Pear Cranberry Crisp
Ginger-Pear Skillet Cake
Roquefort and Walnut-Stuffed Roasted Pears with Sauternes Syrup
Autumn Jam with Pears, Mission Figs, and Cinnamon
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Spiced Pears
Pear and Concord Grape Pie
Poached Pears
Brandied Vanilla Pear Jam
Ricotta Pear Cake
Cider-Poached Pears with Yogurt and Toasted Almonds
Pear and Frangipane Pie
Goat Cheese Tart with Pears
Bartlett Pears a la Mode
Caramel Pears
Apple and Pear Tarte Tatin
Grilled Bartlett Pears

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