These warm, cooked pears have a surprise in the middle: a pool of light syrup made of honey and whiskey that livens up the dessert, and adds richness to the fruit.
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Pears are one of fall's most forgotten-about fruits, but we can't imagine why when there's a juice recipe with pears this good. Made by Marra St.Clair and Lori Kenyon-Farley, certified nutritional consultants and co-founders of USDA-certified organic Ritual Wellness Cleanse, this combination of ingredients is especially good to boost your immunity as the colds and coughs come rolling in. 
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Pear Bellini
There’s something magical about bubbles — they always bring a smile to your face and lift your spirit. They’re enchanting even when mixed in cocktails. Take this seasonal pear bellini. A mixture of pure pear juice and Poire William, topped with a lively bubbly, this is a cocktail that’s easy to make, and even easier to drink. Plus it fairly screams holiday party… Cin-cin!  
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Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, has long been suggesting prickly pear for its blood sugar lowering effects. Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria have found in a small study that prickly pear decreased blood glucose by 11 percent. Take a look at our Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule Recipe Read more about the Best Alcoholic Drinks for Your Diet
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"This is the perfect cocktail for transitioning from winter into spring," says Joel Tennyson, wine director of The Inn at Dos Brisas of his Spiced Pear Cocktail.  "The ginger adds a kick to wake up your palate. Pears are not a fruit you often find in cocktails, but they add the perfect balance of sweetness to play on the acidity and the spice of the ginger."
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Autumn Pear Salad
A healthy addition to every holiday table, this simple salad showcases in-season pears. Recipe courtesy of Jennie-O.Click Here for More Vinaigrette Recipes
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A delightful, warm dessert for fall.
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Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
This margarita comes from Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evanglina Soza, courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc. The author of the recipe writes: Grandma had several nopales (cactus paddles) growing along the fence in her backyard in El Paso. Together we would pick the tunas (prickly pears) off the cactus, peel, and eat the sweet fruit. As a tribute to my Grandma – who loved her tunas and color de rosa (the color pink) – I dedicate this beautiful pink margarita in her honor.”
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This dish features layers of spicy gingerbread, vanilla pastry cream, caramelized pears, and a bit of Poire William liqueur. As with most trifle desserts, this is even better on the second day, so plan ahead and take advantage. It also feeds a crowd, making this gingerbread trifle a great party dish. For more recipes, visit Bakepedia.com.
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If you like your slice on the sweet side, there's another option besides Hawaiian-style (that's pineapple and ham for the uninitiated). Try some nonfat ricotta sweetened with orange marmalade, a touch of honey, and slices of fiber-filled pears for a healthy meal that tastes like it could be dessert.
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We roast Anjou, Comice, or Bartlett pears for this simple dessert in any number of Italian passiti, or sweet dessert wines — vin santo from Tuscany, recioto di soave from the Veneto, or any of the nonsparkling moscati. The prices and delicate flavors of these wines vary; choose one that suits your budget and taste. 
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Pears
Another dish that lends itself well to non-Thanksgiving preparations, this cobbler is terrific with raspberries or blackberries, depending on the season, and with mixtures of berries and apples, berries and pears, or apples and pears. It takes its name from the cobblestone appearance of the dough on top of the fruit. The addition of a spray of diced candied ginger to the fruit before you lay down the pieces of dough will yield a fragrance and fiery excellence that is very close to fancy grade. See all pear recipes. Click here to see Thanksgiving Is Not Impossible.
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