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
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