What's in Season?

Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Fall Produce Guide

When the air turns cool and the trees blaze with color, it's time to fill up your basket and taste the autumn harvest.

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Fall Pears Guide
Photo: Oxmoor House


Pears are sweet and spicy, with a subtle, intoxicating perfume. And although a pear is usually thought of as a fruit to be eaten in its natural state, it's actually as versatile as the apple, especially during its peak season.

To select, test for ripeness by applying light thumb pressure near the pear's stem. If it is ripe, there will be a slight give.

Poached Pears
Frangipane Pear Tarts
Stilton-Stuffed Baked Pears
Pear Pie with Streusel Topping and Caramel Sauce
Leg of Lamb with Roasted Pear and Pine Nut Relish

See More: What to Eat Right Now: Pears

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