Fresh, sweet, and juicy pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and for good reason. Besides great taste and versatility, they offer amazing nutritional benefits. Pears offer a healthy, convenient choice. Fresh pears have no cholesterol or sodium and are fat free. Pears are nutrient dense--they are high in fiber, a good source of vitamin C and provide the important mineral potassium, all for under 100 calories per medium sized pear.
USA Pears, from the Northwest, come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making them an appealing choice for any meal or snack. Whether eaten fresh out of hand or sliced into sandwiches and salads, poached for dessert or whirled into smoothies, fresh pears pair well with dishes both savory and sweet.
For information about pear varieties, flavor characteristics, and more visit www.usapears.org.
Plus, discover delicious ways to cook with USA Pears in the free eCookbook, 15 Fruit Recipes: Pear Recipes, Apple Recipes, Banana Recipes & More.
The Best Easy Pear Recipes from USA Pears
Enjoy a big brunch at your home without the hours of work with this easy and tasteful German Pancake with Caramelized Pears. The caramelized pears may sound fancy; however, they are cooked simply with butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Enjoy this sweet treat for a wonderful weekend morning meal!
ThisPumpkin and Pear Soup is the ultimate fall recipe to keep you warm all season long. The easy soup recipe comes together incredibly quick, but tastes like it took hours of simmering on the stove. The pear and pumpkin flavors complement each other wonderfully to create a heavenly soup everyone will love.
ThisPear and Cranberry Bread Pudding recipe is filled with fall flavors, from cranberries to cinnamon to a sprinkle of nutmeg. The pears and cranberries complement each other excellently to create a wonderful dessert.This bread pudding recipe is made with Hawaiian bread, giving it an even sweeter element.
The recipePuff Pastry Baked Brie with Pears is a simple, delicious, and elegant appetizer recipe that friends and family will go crazy for when you serve it at your next party. The easy appetizer recipe has a rich pear filling made with sherry, brown sugar, and nutmeg. This mixture gives the pears a vibrant and sweeter flavor.
This recipe forBraised Cabbage with Pears is a hearty side dish to make during any season. Pears add a nice element of taste and texture to the easy cabbage recipe. The pears and cabbage are complemented by a touch of white wine and balsamic vinegar. The result is a well-balanced side dish that will be enjoyed by all.
This Starkrimson Pear Upside Down Cake is a beautiful fall dessert that will stand out at your next dinner party. This easy cake recipe features Starkrimson USA Pears with a light citrus touch from the lemon juice. The pears match perfectly with the cinnamon and brown sugar used in the base of the cake recipe.
This recipe forSpice-Roasted Chicken and Pears makes for a wonderful fall or winter meal. The easy chicken recipe is infused with spices like whole cloves, ginger, and cinnamon sticks. As the chopped pears cook with the chicken, they take on the same delicious flavor profile.
ThisBrie, Ham, and Pear Panini recipe is the perfect fall or winter sandwich recipe. Layers of mustard, ham, pears, and Brie work together to make the ultimate sandwich. The pears give a crunchy texture while the cheese gets slightly melted and keeps everything together.
Nothing is better than a big 'ole fruitpie, with the exception of these Spiced Pear Hand Pies, of course! Hand pies are a Southern specialty and this recipe gives them a unique and delightful filling. They are even easier to make than regular pie, not to mention they look and taste great.
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