There’s something wonderful that happens when you cook pears into a dessert. Pear desserts are sweet and delicious, and perfect for the beginning of the year. There are so many ways to enjoy pears in a dessert; you can poach them and then bake them, you can eat them poached, and you can cook them into quick breads and tarts. These vegan pear desserts are wonderful to make for a twist on your favorite desserts! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

1. Raw Pear Tart

Vegan Raw Pear TartSource: Raw Pear Tart


This Raw Pear Tart by Helyn Dunn will make a stunning presentation on dessert table! Raw goodness and better yet, it’s perfect to make for any holiday!

2.  Jasmine Poached Pears

Vegan Jasmine Poached Pears vegan pear dessertSource: Jasmine Poached Pears

Poaching fruits is a great way to infuse flavor and these Jasmine Poached Pears by Rouxbe showcase this technique. This same poaching method can be used with other fruits, such as apples, pears, apricots, peaches and plums.

3. Poached Pear Chai Bread

Poached Pear Chai Bread vegan pear dessertSource: Poached Pear Chai Bread


This Poached Pear Chai Bread by Vegan Holiday Cooking by Kirsten Kaminski is an elegant version of a sunken pear cake is true to its flavors and hides the perfect surprise on the inside, making it incredibly moist and fluffy. This bread gets a powerful infusion of fresh ginger, maple syrup and white wine to make it even more festive.

4. Autumn Waffles With Pear Mille Feuille

Vegan Autumn Waffles With Pear Mille Feuille vegan pear dessertSource: Autumn Waffles With Pear Mille Feuille

These Autumn Waffles With Pear Mille Feuille by Lena Novak make a wonderfully festive and filling breakfast!

5. Quinoa Pear Salad

Vegan Quinoa Pear Salad Source: Quinoa Pear Salad


This Quinoa Pear Salad by Medha Swaminathan is both light and refreshing, and the pears give it a bit of sweetness! If you’re looking for a recipe that offers a variety of flavors, this recipe is for you.

6. Pear Oatmeal Banana Bread

Vegan Pear Oatmeal Banana Bread Source: Pear Oatmeal Banana Bread

This Pear Oatmeal Banana Bread by Charlie Rioux is a super easy and delicious baked good to make for any occasion. It’s perfect for when you have extra ripe bananas to use up. It also doesn’t need much sugar since the bananas are a great sweeten and oats bring out the sweetness. Make sure your bananas are really ripe; there should be more black than yellow. That’s the secret to a good banana bread! This oatmeal banana bread is vegan, nut-free, soy-free and oil-free! It has pear for extra flavour, but if you want a plain banana bread, or don’t have ripe pears, it is also good without the pear.

7. Easy Pear Berry Crumble

Vegan Easy Pear Berry Crumble Source: Easy Pear Berry Crumble

Gluten free and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, this Easy Pear Berry Crumble by Nikki and Zuzana is super easy to make and will be ready in about 1 hour (prep + bake time).

8. Almond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan Almond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies vegan pear recipeSource: Almond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies


These Almond and Pear Thumbprint Cookies by Renee Press are a snap to make, and healthy too. They’re filled with all the goodness of almonds and have a sweetened pear jam dolloped on top. They make a lovely on-the-go breakfast treat, are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon, and would make a great after school (or work) snack with some cold almond milk.

9. Roasted Chai-Spiced Pears

Vegan Roasted Chai-Spiced Pears Source: Roasted Chai-Spiced Pears

Pears are a wonderful and nutritious fruit to enjoy on their own, and when you bake them, they become irresistible! This Roasted Chai-Spiced Pears by One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese, Claudia Lucero is topped with fresh vegan ricotta, this dish is versatile, serving as a breakfast, snack, appetizer, or dessert!

10. Chocolatey Pear Crisp

Vegan Chocolatey Pear CrispSource: Chocolatey Pear Crisp

This Chocolatey Pear Crisp by Charlie Rioux is sweet, juicy, chocolatey and full of flavor. It definitely hits the spot as an actual full-blown dessert. The cacao butter gives it a rich, chocolate flavor that makes even small portions very satisfying!

11. Walnut Crusted Pear-Ginger Tart

Vegan Walnut Crusted Pear-Ginger Tart Source: Walnut Crusted Pear-Ginger Tart

This Walnut Crusted Pear-Ginger Tart by Kathleen Henry is an inspiring vacation from the apple and pumpkin pies of the season. Fresh ginger and juicy pears lay abed a sweet walnut crust.

12. Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto

Vegan Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto Source: Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto

This Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto by Attila Hildmann is best if you enjoy it fresh out of the oven served with chilled soy whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm strudel and cold whipped cream or ice cream just can’t be beat. You can also find larger quantities of organic shelled pistachios, used in the pesto for this dish, fairly cheap on the internet.

13. Fudgy Pear and Walnut Brownies

Vegan Fudgy Pear and Walnut Brownies Source: Fudgy Pear and Walnut Brownies

These Fudgy Pear and Walnut Brownies by Pamela Higgins are nutty, delicious brownies, with a hidden secret inside. Full of healthy fats from nuts and flavors from prunes and pears!

14. Red Wine Poached Pears

Vegan Red Wine Poached Pears Source: Red Wine Poached Pears

Pears are a delicious and healthy fruit best eaten fresh. But every now and then, it’s nice to do something a little special, and the holiday season is one of those times. These Red Wine Poached Pears by Julie Zimmer are poached in red wine and spices. You can serve them as is or with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or vegan cream.

15. Pear and Raspberry Galette

Vegan Pear and Raspberry Galette Source: Pear and Raspberry Galette

If you are a hardcore pastry lover, then this Pear and Raspberry Galette by Lauren Wright is for you. It has the pastry, the fruits and the ice cream BUT it’s a whole lot easier and way less fiddly to make than pies or even tarts. A galette is the most simple version of a pie, which means it is fuss-free!

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