Fall is the season for pears, and from cocktails to salads, we’re dishing on all the best ways to enjoy every last drop of
the sweet bounty.
Photo: John Autry, Text: Julianna Grimes
Ripe, Juicy Pears
Perfectly ripe pears have no peers: sensuous with a quenching, dripping juiciness and perfumed, honey-buttery sweetness—like
the last hurrah of summer's sunshine. Their texture, mealy in the best way, offers a slight give followed by a mouthwatering
giving-in. The U.S. crop—grown mostly in Washington and Oregon—comes into full glory in October. If rotund, short-necked Comice
is the Cadillac of the pear world, Anjou is the workhorse. Forelle (shown here) and Seckel are petite, fleeting beauties.
Grab them while you can!