Biting into a sweet, juicy pear brings a burst of pure autumn. Yet eating the fruit out of hand is just one way to enjoy it. We've assembled recipes to help you incorporate the season's harvest into your dinners and desserts.
Paired with Cheese
Peel pears before cooking them, as their skin grows tough when heated.
If you're incorporating uncooked pears into a dish without an acidic ingredient, dip slices of the fruit in acidulated water (water mixed with a little lemon juice or vinegar) to prevent discoloration.
Brown Bag It
Unlike many fruits, pears do ripen successfully off the tree. To ripen them at home, put hard fruit in a punctured paper bag and keep it at room temperature until the fruit is aromatic and gives slightly when pressed with your thumb.
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