Pear-fectly Memorable

This week, I’m letting other pear fans do the talking. Read on for some of the ways that pear lovers enjoy our favorite fruit!

Meghan from Spokane, WA shares this memory, “I love home-canned pears. We enjoy a family recipe that’s fairly straightforward, but contains more fruit juice than sugar. They are Bartlett pears canned after we pick them in season. There’s nothing I love more in the winter then enjoying something I made that’s SO good. As I eat them, I remember picking with all my cousins and family as a child, and sneaking away to eat one before I got caught. Grandmas always catch you!”

Lori of Jacksonville, NC says, “Hmm…I honestly don’t remember exactly how my grandma poached her pears (probably halved in water or juice – she was a teetotaler, so no wine), but I do remember that she usually served the pears along with homemade vanilla ice cream and it was so delicious! What a treat.”

“I like pears in savory dishes, as well, but I must admit that my favorite way to use pears is in desserts. My mother-in-law passed on a recipe to me for a cheesecake pear tart. The tart has a crust made of butter, flour, and walnuts. The crust is then filled with a cream cheese and sugar mixture and topped with sliced pears. It is one of my favorite dessert recipes and has been a big hit at parties,” says Sarah from Port Matilda, PA.

“My favorite way to eat pears is to eat them warm. I put a little water in an oven-safe dish, then take several pears and sprinkle a little cinnamon on them. I wrap them in foil and put in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. When they are nice and warm, I take them out and drizzle some honey on them. They taste so good and juicy and are perfect for a winter dinner dessert. I have to admit that they are perfect for just about any time, day or night,” says Laurie E of Biloxi, MS.

What’s your favorite way to eat pears?

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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