In Praise of the Pear

Nov 1 08:47 2007 Hillary Marshak Print This Article

If fall fruit had a kingdom, the pear would be its king. Find out how   you can better incorporate pears into your menu!

The cultivation of pears in America has been happening as long as Americans have been around to cultivate. Though originally grown in what is now western China,Guest Posting the pear cultivars were brought over to America by early colonists. Since then, pears have found their way into many an American dish; both sweet and savory.

At the end of the typical harvest season, pears, just like apples, are still able to grow. For this reason, the two fruits are considered "fall fruits." Around the fall season, menus all over begin incorporating the luscious pear into desserts, soups, and even main dishes.

So in honor of fall, let's recognize the versatility of the pear by sampling or cooking at least some of the wide variety of dishes the pear has to offer.

Appetizers/Salads/SoupsPoached Pears with Cranberry Spice SauceRoquefort Pear SaladPear & Baby Green SaladHoney Dijon Pear SaladSquash Pear Soup

Main CoursesChicken Breasts with Pears and ZinfandelPear and Brie QuesadillaGreen Beans, Pears, and HamChicken with PearsHerb-Rubbed Turkey with Pear Stuffing

Sauces/JamsPear-Apple JamCranberry Pear ChutneyPear RelishPear Preserves

DessertsPear SorbetScarlet PearsApricot Pear ParfaitsPear Banana Berry BakeRich and Creamy Pear PiePear TartGrilled Pears with Raspberry Sauce

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Hillary Marshak
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Hillary Marshak is a writer and editor for, an up and coming recipe sharing Website. For more articles like this, or for a large collection of recipes, visit the site at

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