Pears

Asian Pears
Asian Pears are native to China, Japan, Korea,Taiwan, etc. They have a nice crisp texture; a little more grainy than other pear varieties, which is why Asian Pears are often served raw instead of cooked. They are tan colored and round like an apple. Asian Pears are available in the fall and winter.
Asian Pear & Arugula Salad
Turkey/Chicken Salad
Pickled Asian Pears
Asian Pear Maple Crisp
Asian Pear & Strawberry Smoothie

Seckel Pears
Seckel Pears are small with a chubby body and small, short neck. They are also called sugar pears as they are among the sweetest pears. Seckels are usually greenish with or without a dark red overlay. They are truly a local pear as they are thought to have originated near Philadelphia! Because of their small size, they are perfect for lunch boxes, although you can cook with them too (they are small enough to be canned whole).
Caramelized Pear Tartlets
Wine Poached Seckel Pears
Seckel Pear Soft Shell Creme Tart

Green & Red Bartlett Pears
Bartlett Pears are one of the most commonly grown pears. /a multi-purpose pear, bartlett's smooth, firm texture make them great for snacking on - watch the juice! - and cooking with. Your quintessential bartlett has a "typical" pear share and green skin that gets a yellow hue when ripe, although there are Red Bartlett varieties too.
Grilled Bartlett Pears
Maple Baked Pears
Pear & Greens Salad


Bosc Pears
Bosc Pears are an heirloom variety that were discovered in the early 1800s. They have a unique silhouette with long necks that widen into a fully rounded base. Boscs have a warm cinnamon-colored skin. Due to their dense flesh, they will still be firm when ripe. This firmness makes Boscs ideal for baking, broiling, and poaching (although they are certainly delicious for fresh eating too!).
Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream
Sauteed Bosc Pears with Toasted Walnuts


Storage: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 months. Keep them secured so that they don't roll around and bruise as that will decrease their storage life. Or, you can keep on the counter for up to 3 days before eating.

Preparation: Rinse under running water and enjoy!

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