The most familiar types of pears
As promised in this week’s Seasonal Pantry column, which you can read here, I’ve gathered up recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives that call for pears. The column includes recipes for Asian Pear Butter, Green Tomato & Pear Chutney and Pear Tart in a Polenta Crust with Blue Cheese Cream. If you have favorite ways for enjoying pears–or a favorite place to get them–please share the details in the comments section below.
Asian Pears are easily recognized by their speckled skin and, when ripe, their warm rosy blush.
Chicken Salad with Pears, Avocado & Hazelnuts
Salad of Roasted Chicken, Brie, Peas & Pears, with Warm Shallot Vinaigrette
Warm Asian Pear, Brie & Wine Grape Salad
Salad of Warm Greens with Pears, Brie & Bacon Vinaigrette
Pears are delicious poached in white wine, red wine, pear cider or brewed green tea.
Polenta Pizza with Pears & Brie
Chilled Pear Soup with Burrata