Pear

What is Pear?

A pear is a fruit similar to an apple but often softer in flesh and with a sweeter taste. Pears can be eaten raw or used in various recipes. The juice can be drunk. The ripening of pears can be troublesome; some cultivars are at their best for a brief period of full ripeness.

Pear Shopping Tips

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pear Cooking How-Tos

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

More On Pear

Be sure to peel and cut the pears just before you cook them so they won't have time to turn brown. This recipe goes with Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Chef Jeremiah Tower believes he adapted this light, palate-cleansing dessert from a recipe by Franco-Brazilian chef Claude Troisgros. But he has made it for so long and in so many variations that he can't remember its exact origin any longer.
Pear- Cheddar Pear Pie

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