Pear PB&J Bouquet

Pear PBJ BouquetKids will love this colorful, fun, and fruity take on the classic PB&J. Get kids involved in the kitchen, and let them help you make this recipe! The strawberry preserves are sticky and can be a bit tricky to drizzle—try a squeeze bottle for an easy fix!

1 Bartlett or Anjou USA Pear
8 teaspoons peanut butter
4 teaspoons strawberry preserves
8 slices whole grain wheat bread

Use a flower-shaped cookie cutter to cut each slice of bread. If bread sticks to cutter, gently push the petals out with your fingers.

Wash the pear and dry it with a paper towel. Cut the pear in half, and remove the core. Cut each pear half into four slices, then cut each slice into five pieces. You will use only the center three pieces of each slice, so go ahead and eat the end pieces!

Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in a circle in the center of each of the flowers. Place 3 pieces of pear on the peanut butter on each flower. Arrange the pears so the skin is facing out and the white centers are touching in the middle. Drizzle ½ teaspoon of strawberry preserves in the center of each flower and over the pears.

yield: Makes 8 servings

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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