What is it about fall that instantly makes us think about apples? They are *literally* everywhere on tables, pies, on toast, and quite frankly, it鈥檚 getting old. We think it鈥檚 officially time for pears to get the attention they deserve. And before the haters talk about the grainy texture, we鈥檙e here to show them how versatile聽the fruit can be. For 11 pear dessert recipes, keep reading below.

1.聽Baked Pears With Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans: Even the pickiest eater can see that this baked pear recipe is worth giving a shot. A drizzle of聽honey sweetens while the cranberries give them some tartness and the pecans add crunch. (via This Gal Cooks)

2.聽Butternut Squash, Apple, and Pear Crisp: All of fall鈥檚 produce superstars met in one bowl and the friendship is absolute perfection. Each bite of the ginger-laden crisp is out of this world. (via Edible Perspective)

3.聽Mini Pear Caramel Cheesecakes: It鈥檚 almost a crime not to like cheesecake, so you know it鈥檒l be a crowd favorite. Make it seasonal with pear puree-infused caramel sauce. We suggest a couple of slices of pear as well, because why not?! (via Country Cleaver)

4.聽Roasted Pear Puff Pastry: For an insanely simple dessert when you don鈥檛 have time (or want) to go all out, just grab puff pastry. Top it with a heavy smear of cream cheese and canned pears. Plus, it has enough dulce de leche聽to transport you to South America. (via The Tiptoe Fairy)

5.聽Pear Cookie Crisps: Crunch away those sweet cravings with these cookies made out of rolled oatmeal, grated ginger, flax seeds, and flaked coconut. Chopped soft pears and a drizzle of caramel will be just what you need to stick to your healthy guns. (via Healthy Nibbles and Bits)

6.聽Pear Ginger Thumbprints With Caramel Drizzle: The cookies are grain-free, the pears are ripe, and the caramel is sweet. (via Cara鈥檚 Cravings)

7.聽Vegan Gingerbread Pear Crumble: This recipe is proof that you can make a decadent dessert that鈥檚 healthy and vegan too. The chopped and peeled pears are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. (via Healthy Slow Cooking)

8.聽Chocolate Pear Pudding: Pears. Covered. In. Chocolate. Are you drooling as much as we are? This recipe is the perfect combo between bad and OH SO very good at the same time. (via Nigella)

9.聽Drunken Pear Ginger Bread: In case the description didn鈥檛 give it away, these bosc pears are soaked and simmered in crisp white wine. Grated ginger gives this loaf its flavor and sophistication. (via Broma Bakery)

10.聽Tuaca and Roasted Pears: We know what you鈥檙e thinking so we鈥檒l just answer it: Tuaca is a citrus and vanilla spiced liqueur. Pour it up and all over roasted halved pears for a glorious gobble. (via Wonky Wonders)

11.聽Pear Custard Pie: For a dessert this pretty, you鈥檒l never guess that it was made in less than an hour. We鈥檒l let you in on a little secret: The creamy custard that鈥檚 enveloping the softened pears is made in a blender. Sprinkle confectioner sugar on top for that *WOW* effect. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

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