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4 Delicious ways to use Indian pears

Packed with Vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants and full of nutrients, pear deserves far more credit than is often given. This juicy fruit that is sweet and sometimes tart is crunch, and delicious when eaten raw, in a salad, baked into some delicious goodness or any variation you can imagine.

Pears have some great health benefits. Its high fibre content aids digestion, it also helps with weight loss and is a perfect snack being juicy and crunchy, it is a treat for your taste buds!

Apart from the conventional ways to eat pears, here are some unique recipes that may come in handy especially when you are looking for some unique ways to eat pears. Have a look at a few options.

Pear Pie

Get your home smelling like those traditional bakeries with this simple pear pie recipe.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes + Overnight chilling
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 8 slices


For Crust:

  • Maida: 2 cups
  • Salt: 1 pinch
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: 1 cup (for making the dough)

For Filling:

  • Fresh pears: 5 cups (peeled and sliced)
  • Lemon: 2 spoons
  • Maida: 1/3 cup
  • Cinnamon powder: ½ spoon
  • Sugar: ½ cup
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons

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  1. In a mixing bowl add the maida along with a pinch of salt and butter and mix well. The flour must feel greasy with the butter mixture and have a grainy texture. To this add water, little by little and make a tough dough.
  2. Wrap the dough in a cling foil or place it in an air-tight container and refrigerate overnight or at least for 1 hour.
  3. In a thick bottom pan heat some butter and toss the pear along with some sugar and cinnamon powder until the pear softens. Add the lemon juice and cook some more. Now cool the pear filling.
  4. Unwrap the dough and roll out a thick sheet, gently place the sheet of dough into the pie plate, taking care to cover the sides as well. Using a fork or any small pointed object, piece small holes along the base of the crust. Now fill the pear filling into the pie plate. Once the plate is well filled with the pear filling, cover the pie with another layer of the dough sheet. You can also cut the dough into thin strips and make a latticework or any other design you fancy.
  5. In a preheated oven, at 450 degrees Celsius, bake the pie for about 45 minutes. Once the crust has turned golden brown, remove from the over. Serve warm or cool.

Pear Salsa

Pear salsa is a superb variation of sour, and spicy with a hint of sweetness. Adding pears to salsa is a brilliant innovation as it adds crunch, body as well as sweetness to your regular salsa.

This salsa is prepared easily within minutes and tastes fantastic when served along with Tortilla chips or as a side dish along with chicken or pork steak. This can also be prepared beforehand for a party.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • Pears: 2 (diced)
  • Red Bell pepper: 1 (diced)
  • Onion: ½ finely chopped)
  • Jalapeno: 1/3 cup (sliced)
  • Fresh Coriander: ½ cup
  • Lemon: 1 full (juice and zest)
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Pepper: as per taste

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  1. Take a mixing bowl and add the finely chopped bell peppers, pear, onions, and jalapeno, add some fresh finely chopped coriander and add some lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Finely season with salt and pepper as per your liking and serve. You may even chill the salsa in a refrigerator before serving.

Baked Pear Boats with Nuts and Cheese

Indulge in some healthy yet delightful pear-based preparation. This dish is one of a kind and best to impress guests at home. It is surprisingly easy to prepare and looks like a restaurant-class dish.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Serving: 6 servings


  • Pears: 3 Ripe (cut into halves)

For margination:

  • Olive oil: 2-3 teaspoons
  • Cumin powder: ¼ spoon
  • Fennel powder: ¼ spoon
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Pepper: as per taste
  • Chat masala: 1 pinch
  • Lemon: 1 whole (squeezed juice)
  • Parsley: 2-3 teaspoons

For stuffing pears:

  • Butter: 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic: 1 spoon (chopped)
  • Onion: 2-3 teaspoons finely chopped
  • Paneer: ½ cup grated
  • Cream cheese: ½ cup
  • Green Chilly: 1 (finely chopped)
  • Chilly flakes: 1/3 teaspoons
  • Mix herbs: ½ spoon
  • Red and yellow capsicum: ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Walnuts: ¼ cup (chopped)

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  1. Mix all the ingredients for marination to form a paste. Scoop out the contents of each half of the pear to form a boat. Marinate the pears and refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, heat some butter in a pan and add the garlic, onions and green chillies and sauté for a minute. Now add the red and yellow capsicum.  Once cooked, add the cottage cheese along with chilly flakes, and herbs, cook for a few minutes and keep aside.
  3. Once cooled, add the cream cheese along with walnuts and parsley.
  4. Fill this filling inside the pear boats and place in a preheated oven at 160 degree Celsius and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm with a dipping sauce of your liking.

Poached Spiced Pears with Cider

This unique dessert recipe is a confirmed hit at your next party! With clean ingredients and a simple preparation method, this recipe is the best way to conclude any meal!

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 6 servings


  • Pears: 3 (halved, lengthwise)
  • Apple cider vinegar: 2 cups
  • Honey: 1/3 cup
  • Ginger: 2-inch piece (peeled and cut into chunky pieces)
  • Green Cardamom: 6 pcs (cracked open)
  • Cinnamon: 2 pieces- inch each
  • Nutmeg powder: 1 pinch
  • Star Anise: 1 pc
  • Cloves: 6 whole

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  1. Take a large pot, add the apple cider vinegar along with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. While boiling, add all your spices and boil some more. This is to infuse the flavour of spices into the cider.
  2. Set the liquid aside and add honey once cooled.
  3. Take the pear halves and scoop all the central seeds and hard parts. Dip them into the cider liquid.
  4. Heat the cider with pears immersed on a low flame, covered with a lid. Boil for 15 minutes. Take care to check the pears constantly. They should not be too mushy or too firm but just slightly cooked.
  5. Remove the pears and refrigerate them. Boil the remaining liquid until it forms a thick consistency. Strain out all the whole spices and pour the thick cider liquid over the poached pears.
  6. Serve warm or cool, depending on the season or meal it is being served with.

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