If you’re trying to find a new way to impress your guests, you’re in the right place!
These 25 delicious and easy pear appetizers will do the trick; everyone will think you’ve been working in the kitchen all day.
It’s an age-old question: what do you bring to the party?
Everyone’s got their own tastes, but I’m here to tell you that pears are the answer.
You see, pears are great for any occasion—a family get-together or a fancy cocktail party.
They’re easy to bring and even easier to eat, making them perfect for potlucks and picnics.
Besides, the pear is a fruit you can enjoy in many ways.
It’s sweet, juicy, and succulent.
In fact, it’s a favorite among many people because of its flavor and texture.
And because of that, I have listed a wide variety of pear appetizers here, from simple Bacon-Wrapped Pears With Provolone to elegant ones like Pear Appetizer With A Honey Drizzle or Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Pear Appetizer.
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, a cocktail party with friends, or hosting a more formal event, I’ve got the perfect appetizers for any occasion.
#23 might even surprise your palate!
It’s a unique combination of flavors you’ve never experienced before.
So, let’s get started!
This is a delightful marriage of flavors.
The crispiness of the French baguette, the creamy layer of goat cheese and ricotta, and the sweet, juicy pear slices make for a taste that’s straight-up bliss.
Drizzle it with honey for an extra saccharine kick.
The prosciutto and blue cheese pear appetizer is a light and savory appetizer that is sure to win over any crowd.
This fancy take on a classic prosciutto and pear appetizer features sweet and juicy pears, with the added bonus of blue cheese.
And I super love this recipe because it is quick, easy, and so tasty.
I recommend serving this dish cold.
Are you ready to take your appetizer game to the next level?
If so, try the pear appetizer with a honey drizzle.
This simple, elegant dish is easy to make, but it’s packed with flavor.
Get all the ingredients at your local grocery store and whip up this delish appetizer in no time.
Your neighbors will be talking about you when you show up with a tray of these babies.
The Pear Tart With Blue Cheese is a flaky, buttery puff of pastry pear tarts drenched in tart fig jam and topped with luscious sliced pears and tangy blue cheese.
It’s the perfect sweet and savory combination.
I know what you’re thinking: “Is this real life?”
Because when you take a bite of this dish, it just might feel like you’re living in your own personal fairy tale.
Pear & Shrimp Ceviche is a spicy and sour treat that’s ideal for scooping up with tortilla chips.
The combination of flavors is bright and refreshing—a little bit spicy but also delightfully acidic.
It’s the kind of dish that makes you want to grab a margarita (or two) and head outside.
This is the perfect pizza for when you’re feeling a little fancy but still want to eat like a teenager.
You’ll love the sweet-savory flavors of pear and prosciutto, combined with gorgonzola, smoked gouda, and mozzarella.
The caramelized onions also add a hint of sweetness that makes this pizza so satisfying.
But it’s a pizza!
So, what about the sauce?”
Well, this pizza is so good that it doesn’t need any additional sauce.
Now, enjoy this appetizer without worrying about any mess.
We’ve all been there.
You’re standing at the buffet table, staring at rows of artfully arranged salads and appetizers.
You want to try everything—but you have nowhere to put it.
That’s why I’ve included the Pear, Walnut, & Endive Appetizer Bites on the list.
They’re handheld salad bites that are just as delicious as they are convenient.
So how do they taste?
The crisp and bitter endives play perfectly off of sweet pear slices and dried cranberries.
The chopped walnuts add a crunchy texture to every bite.
And the blue cheese dressing brings it all together for a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.
Do you want to add a little more color to your plate?
Introducing the Shrimp Lettuce Cup With Cranberry Sage Pear Salsa.
The tartness of the cranberries and pears are balanced by the sweetness of honey and lemon juice as they’re stirred together with herbs like sage and thyme to create a salsa that will have you wishing summer never ended (or maybe just wishing you had more time to make this dish).
Then there’s the shrimp!
Steamed shrimp is always a winner—but when it’s paired with that salsa?
Well, you’ll have to try it yourself to find out.
Do you know what’s great about a Pear Walnut Crostini?
The combination of sweet pears, crunchy walnuts, and dried cranberries is a match made in heaven—and it tastes even better when you add goat cheese to the mix.
Goat cheese has an amazing tangy taste that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of pears and the crunchiness of walnuts.
Then, the sweet pears are balanced out by savory walnuts, and the tartness of dried cranberries makes for a delightful balance of flavors on this crostini.
It’s all about the crust, right?
A baguette with a crispy, crunchy crust that holds its shape when you bite into it.
It’s the first thing you notice—and the last thing you want to forget.
That’s why I’m bringing you the Pear, Blue Cheese, & Pork Baguettes.
These tasty little bites are packed with flavorful ingredients like brown sugar spiced pork tenderloin, blue cheese, and thinly sliced pears—all topped off with tomatoes, onions, and fresh arugula for a little extra crunch.
And just wait until you taste the sweet-tangy balsamic glaze!
It’ll have your mouth drooling before these beauties even make it to your plate.
It’s a mouthful, but I promise it’ll be worth it.
These Pear & Brie Crostini are a delightful balance of flavors and textures.
The light, slightly sweet balsamic reduction is a lovely complement to the creamy, rich brie.
And with some fresh ripe pears, you’ve got a party in your mouth.
This fruity take on an old classic is the perfect way to kick off your weekend.
It’s a crispy and savory tart laden with pears, cheese, pistachios, and cranberries and then wrapped in a flaky golden brown pastry.
Since it features pistachios, expect a nice, addicting texture in every bite.
This appetizer is like your favorite cheese popper—it’s not too over-the-top or heavy, so it won’t leave you feeling weighed down during dinner time.
It’s time to take things up a notch.
When you’re ready to move beyond the simple cheese and crackers, I’ve got just the thing.
This Havarti, Ham, & Pear Crostini will take your party from “meh” to “WOW.”
The slightly tangy, buttery Havarti is just the right amount of brininess, while the perfectly ripe pear brings that sweetness that goes well with the smoky ham and creamy cheese.
Then add in a few drops of honey to make sure everyone knows this isn’t your average appetizer—it’s got style!
You know how you get a craving for something, and then you just can’t get it out of your head?
That’s what happened with this dish.
One minute I was thinking about pears, and the next, I wondered how they’d taste with sage and halloumi cheese.
Then it hit just me: why not combine all three?
So, I did!
I used this recipe, took some butter-caramelized pears and pan-seared halloumi cheese, then flambéed them until they were golden brown and firm with just enough juiciness and tartness.
When you try this dish, you’ll know what it’s like to have your mind blown by the lusciousness of a perfect combination—and I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to stop thinking about it either.
If you’re looking for a fun appetizer idea, then this Ham, Pear, & Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer is for you.
The phyllo dough shells are topped with mild earthy goat cheese that’s been flavored with cranberries—its flavor is complex but not overpowering.
The ham is sliced thin, so it can easily wrap everything in this dish.
Then, you also have the pears, which add a subtle sweetness to the dish that complements the tanginess of the goat cheese perfectly.
Dust your phyllo shells with cinnamon for a dramatic flair before serving them up.
You’ll feel like you’re at an upscale restaurant while you eat these Bacon Wrapped Pears With Provolone.
The sweet and savory combination is absolutely divine, and the savory, smoky flavor of the bacon is a perfectly balanced complement to the sweet taste of the pears.
The cheese adds just enough richness to make your taste buds dance with delight.
This recipe is simple to make, but it looks and tastes gourmet!
How awesome is that!
If you like the taste of butternut squash, you’ll love this crostini.
The base is a melty cheese, like provolone.
The creamy layer is mashed butternut squash made with roasted garlic—and that’s where the luxury flavor kicks in.
Then you get to top it with fresh pear slices for a bright, refreshing finish that’s just right for any occasion.
It’s so comforting and rich that you’ll want to make these all year long.
These Pear Gorgonzola Appetizer Bites are the perfect treat for a party—or just for yourself because you deserve it.
Crisp and golden on the outside, these little mini muffins are filled with a juicy, tender interior that’s balanced by the saltiness of the cheese and sweet tartness from the pears.
Walnuts and rosemary also give each bite a savory crunch.
You can serve this appetizer warm or cold and even put them on a cheese platter.
In fact, they’re so good that I’ll bet you’ll want to make them again as soon as possible.
Cranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers are the perfect cocktail party appetizer.
Each one is like a little present, with sweet pears that taste like a crisp fall day and cranberry sauce that’s just as festive.
But it’s the creamy cheese topping that makes these treats so special. It’s like icing on a cake and a little treat for your taste buds.
Then the delicate pastry shell case wraps around them all and holds them together like toothsome wrapping paper.
But wait, you also get to experience that flaky exterior that will make you want to dig in immediately.
Imagine a pear.
Now imagine it’s the juiciest, sweetest, most delicious pear you’ve ever had.
And now imagine you’re eating it with brie cheese.
That’s what our Pear & Brie Cheese Salad Skewers taste like.
The soft, creamy texture of the brie is cut by the sharpness of the arugula and walnuts, and then everything is rounded out with a drizzle of balsamic glaze—and that’s just for starters!
You can also add other ingredients like grapes or apples if you want more variety in your pear appetizers.
Tarts can be a nice way to start your day or end it, or break the monotony of your work week.
And these Caramelized Onion & Pear Tarts are no exception.
They’re flaky, buttery, and sumptuous—the kind of pastry that makes you want to take a bite before it even hits the plate.
And then you do because who could resist?
And then there’s this caramelized onion and pear mixture topping that just calls out to be eaten by someone with a big appetite.
They’re so light and flavorful that they don’t need anything else to go with them—but if you feel like it, I recommend serving them at room temperature with some crisp green salad on the side.
This is the appetizer that’ll turn heads.
I’m talking about Asian pear appetizers made with fresh oysters and a few simple ingredients like ginger, lime juice, and diced Asian pear.
They’re like a palate cleanser for your mouth but without all the watery mess.
The crisp sweetness of pear combines with the zing of ginger and lime to make this an experience you won’t forget.
A dish that tastes like sunshine in your mouth!
If you’re like me, you’re already drooling at the thought of it.
The first thing you’ll notice when you take a bite of this Pear With Roast Beef & Horseradish Cream recipe is the sweetness of the ripe pears.
Then they’ll hit your tongue, and they’ll be so juicy, you’ll feel like you’re eating them straight out of the fruit basket.
Next comes the roast beef—thinly sliced and tender enough to melt in your mouth.
And last but not least is that sour cream and horseradish mixture—it’s creamy and light but with just enough bite to make you think twice about double-dipping.
Garnished with parsley and cracked pepper, this appetizer will be the most popular one on the table.
If you’re searching for a tasty appetizer that’s a little bit sweet, a little bit briny, and all-around delicious, then this recipe for Ricotta & Pear Crostini with savory pumpkin seed pistachio crunch is for you.
The ricotta is creamy and mild—perfect for pairing with the tart pear slices.
But that’s not all!
You’ll also get a hint of saltiness from the prosciutto, a fresh bitter bite from arugula, crunch from pumpkin seeds and pistachios, and sweetness from honey drizzled on top.
It’s like a mouthful of flavor in one bite.
Yes, you’re looking at a White Chicken Naan Pizza With Sauteed Pears & Gorgonzola.
It’s slightly sweet and savory and has all the gooey goodness you need in life.
The juicy sweet flesh of caramelized pears meets the cheesy gorgonzola and mozzarella that melts together with the buttery naan.
And then there’s the ground chicken sausage that adds some meaty kick to this pizza to make it just right for your palate.
The bottom line
Now that you’ve had a glimpse of my favorite pear appetizers, let’s get down to business.
If you want something sweet or savory, crunchy or light and fluffy, you’ll find some here.
And I know that no one wants to waste time and money on an appetizer that doesn’t live up to their expectations—or, even worse, doesn’t even make it to the table.
That’s why I’ve created this list of pear appetizers for any occasion so that you can pick the perfect one without worrying about whether it’ll be delicious.
I hope you enjoy these tasty appetizers as much as I do.
- Pear & Goat Cheese Crostini
- Prosciutto & Blue Cheese Pear Appetizer
- Pear Appetizer With A Honey Drizzle
- Pear Tart With Blue Cheese
- Pear & Shrimp Ceviche
- Pear, Prosciutto, & Gorgonzola Pizza
- Pear, Walnut, & Endive Appetizer Bites
- Shrimp Lettuce Cup With Cranberry Sage Pear Salsa
- Pear Walnut Crostini
- Pear, Blue Cheese, & Pork Baguettes
- Pear & Brie Crostini
- Pears Puff Pastry Pinwheel Appetizers
- Havarti, Ham, & Pear Crostini
- Pear & Sage Halloumi Saganaki
- Ham, Pear, & Cranberry Goat Cheese Appetizer
- Bacon Wrapped Pears With Provolone
- Butternut Squash & Pear Crostini
- Pear Gorgonzola Appetizer Bites
- Cranberry Pear Envelope Appetizers
- Pear & Brie Cheese Salad Skewers
- Caramelized Onion & Pear Tarts
- Asian Pear, Ginger, Lime, & Oyster Appetizer
- Pears With Roast Beef & Horseradish Cream
- Ricotta & Pear Crostini
- White Chicken Naan Pizza With Sauteed Pears & Gorgonzola
- Pick one or more options from our list of Pear Appetizers here!
- Start creating your new favorite dish.
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