Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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    Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

    I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer plums and berries to your cherries. You'll love this old-fashioned and pretty dessert. —Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon

    Pressure-Cooker Tequila Poached Pears

    Tequila may seem an unusual ingredient, but give it a try! The fresh pears and mint make the dessert deliciously...


    Upside-Down Fruitcake

    I get tired of people bad-mouthing holiday fruitcakes. It's one of my favorite holiday flavors and I look forward to...


    Pear Pie with Cardamon Cream

    My fondness of pears inspired me to try develop this recipe. The addition of wine and Brie in the filling...


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    Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

    Pears give this harvest soup a pleasant sweetness and a nice velvety finish, while curry and ginger provide delightful flavor....

    Gingersnap Pear Trifles

    Crystallized ginger adds both sweetness and spice to this simple trifle. Layer in pears, crumbled cookies and whipped cream, and...


    Apple Pear Crisp

    The fruit is tender and moist, and the crunchy topping is not overly sweet in this dish. While delicious alone,...

    Pear-Stuffed French Toast with Brie, Cranberries & Pecans

    This French toast is stuffed with fresh pears, dried cranberries, pecans, Brie and cream cheese. It's an easy overnight recipe...


    Poached Pears with Cheddar

    This elegant hors d'oeuvre combines fruit, cheese and bread. I make it often during the Christmas season. You can experiment...


    Pear and Poppy Seed Loaf

    Hands down, this slightly sweet loaf is my husband and children's favorite. Instead of butter, I top slices with plain...


    Poached Pears with Orange Cream

    End the meal with a flourish with this easy and elegant dessert. A hint of orange lends just enough sweetness...

    Glazed Pear Shortcakes

    Family and friends will savor every last crumb of this lickety-split dessert. The pound cake absorbs the apricot flavor and...


    Upside-Down Pear Pancake

    There’s a pear tree in my yard that inspires me to bake with its fragrant fruit. This upside-down pancake works...


    Gingersnap Crumb Pear Pie

    This basic recipe was one my grandmother used for making crumble pies from fresh fruit. She simply substituted oats, gingersnaps...


    Raspberry Pear Tart

    Fetch the forks! Guests will be eager to dig into this festive tart. Destined to become a favorite holiday dessert,...


    Upside-Down Pear Spice Cake

    Our recipe specialists infuse spice cake with cocoa for a deliciously different flavor. The nutty, caramel-pear topping is the crowning...

    Cranberry Pear Tart with Gingerbread Crust

    Three fabulous flavors of fall—pears, cranberries and gingerbread—come together in this delectable dessert. It can be served warm, but my...


    Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake

    Pear lovers will find it hard to resist going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds) of this old-fashioned cake....


    Pear Custard Pie

    Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan shares the secret of this mouthwatering pie. "When cooked, the pears become incredibly sweet, soft...


    Fresh Pear Crisp

    Mildred Sherrer's comforting fruit crisp is a pared-down version of one her mother used to fix. "I made it healthier...


    Grilled Pear Sundaes

    Who says you can't make dessert on the grill? Our home economists whipped up this comforting treat that's sure to...


    Crumbleberry Pie

    —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts


    Sugared Raisin Pear Diamonds

    With their tender golden crust and tempting pear and raisin filling, these fabulous bars stand out on any buffet table....


    Pecan Pear Muffins

    These muffins are delicious! Chock-full of pears, pecans and down-home goodness, the moist sweet treats are terrific with a glass...

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    Orange Poached Pears

    Drizzling a chocolate sauce over orange-flavored pears brings a formal dinner to an elegant conclusion. Add a strip of orange...


    Pear Crisp with Lemon Sauce

    "Everyone loves the crunchy oat topping and sweet pear filling in this fruity crisp," writes Rachel Franklin from Hockley, Texas.


    Raspberry Pear Crisp

    "If you want a change of pace from the usual pie or cake, give this honey of a desert a...


    Pear Bar Cookies

    When you're in the mood for bars that are a little bit different, bake these spiced goodies featuring mellow pears...


    Cranberry Pear Stuffing

    Our family came up with this recipe when we decided to add something new to our traditional Thanksgiving menu. Now...


    Poached Pears with Almond Cream

    Crisp pastry forms the base for a nicely spiced pear half in this elegant dessert.—Judy Losecco, Buffalo, New York