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

Pear Sandwiches

Cranberry-Pear Chutney

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

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  1. Glenda Castelli

    The Windsor Certified Farmers Market will be holding it’s First Annual Apple and Pear Festival on September 25th from 10-2. Late apples will be in abundance and pears will be at their best. There is lots of fun planned with chef demonstrations, grafting tree demonstrations, old farm equipment, Apple and Pear Tasting,and Contests.Louisiana Legagy will be making Apple Beingets and Charlie’s BBQ promises Pear and Apple dishes as a side with his pork, chicken, and tri-tip. Free event, kid friendly with kids making apple pie with Market Chef, Mei Ibach.

    August 31st, 2011 7:34 am

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