Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Pears

Top ‘o the mornin’ to ye!

My Irish grandma would be proud if she saw me today—I’m wearing a green scarf and my lucky four-leaf clover bracelet, AND of course, I have green pears on the menu. Anjou pears are a fun and easy way to celebrate the day, Irish recipes or not.

Lately, I’ve been loving simple sautéed pears. I just melt some coconut oil in a pan, lay thin slices of Anjou pear in the pan, and then flip them until they become translucent and start to brown. Before I remove them, I sprinkle them with cinnamon, and voila! I have a simple, delicious dessert. Or breakfast. Or midday snack.

Other festive (green) recipes:

  • Feed the kids Pears in a Pod. They’ll be distracted, so you can hide leprechaun treats around the house while they snack.
  • Start—or end—your day with a vivid green Kale and Pear Smoothie. I like this rendition from Joy the Baker.
  • Tradition! With the inclusion of dried pears, this soda bread recipe from Epicurious is sweeter than a pot of gold.

However you celebrate, I’m wishing you the luck o’ the Irish today.


About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

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