Four Sweet Pear Recipes

We are huge fans of pears. We’ve shared pear recipes twice in the past. One time we shared sweet treats. The other time we gave you ideas for pears in salads. Pears are wonderful because they are a substantial, sweet fruit with a low GI of only 38. They have a great feeling when you bite into them. And a medium pear packs 21 percent of your daily fiber.

There’s only one problem with pears. It’s hard to find low-carb recipes to use them in! Pears often get baked into high-carb pies and cakes. That’s disappointing. Tomorrow is National Pears Hélène Day. That’s a Fresh dessert made from poaching pears ins sugar syrup and serving them with sugar, chocolate and crystallized violets. It’s a sugar bomb. We’re not advocating for Pears Hélène. But we are sharing four sweet pear recipes to add to your repertoire that you can enjoy without worrying about carbs!  

Ginger Pear Low-carb Muffins


Muffins are delicious when you want a small cake that is more substantial and less sweet than a cupcake. They can be a great breakfast or a wonderful afternoon snack with coffee. Pear and ginger is a fantastic flavor combination you don’t often see outside of cocktails, but it is always enjoyable. These muffins are easy to make, and the batch will disappear soon after you bake them, as they are sure to be a hit! A serving has 105 calories, 5.8 grams of carbs, 2.5 grams of fiber and 7.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Cranberry Pear Crumb Bars


We are suckers for a crumb topping! This recipe takes a while. It has a long baking time, and you must cool it completely before cutting it. That means you need to wait more than two hours before you have a bar you can eat. But it’s worth it! It has a delicious crust, a crumble topping with almonds and is filled with fruit! The recipe uses frozen cranberries, and while it might look like a winter recipe, we think this is a perfect sweet for any time of the year! A serving has 140 calories, six grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and 11 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Pear Custard Pie


As fans of decadent desserts, our team often opts for creamy pies over fruity ones when we have the choice. But to have the two combined is even better. This is a rich and creamy vanilla custard pie filled with pears. This pie is crustless. The pears are what lend it structure. That cuts out carbs while also ensuring it’s not just a mess on your plate. It works on your plate and in your mouth. It has the added benefit of being simple to make! A serving has 136.3 calories, 11.2 grams of carbs, 2.4 grams of fiber and 9.1 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Pear and Almond Cake


Our last recipe is beautiful for both the eyes and your tastebuds! While it’s higher in calories than our other recipes, it’s perfect for a special occasion or hosting people for dinner. It’s a light, fluffy almond cake made without flour, so it’s gluten-free. Even though it doesn’t contain baking powder or soda, it’s light and airy as you whip the egg whites in the batter. This stunning cake will impress guests visually and be tasty to boot! It’s easy to make, as long as you have a good electric mixer to whip the egg whites, and you’ll be thrilled you did. A serving has 283 calories, 15 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber and 24 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

We hope you enjoy all of these recipes soon. Pears are delicious and nutritious. They are a perfect fruit to enjoy when concerned about your blood sugar. While finding low-carb recipes that utilize the fruit can be tricky, baking with them is a joy!

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