Seasonal cooking: 5 ways with pears

Extra pears in your fruit basket? Put them to use with these recipes.

02 Jun 2015

Like most fruit, pears come in a heap of different varieties. Growing up, I used to have a real aversion to them until I found out why. I was eating the ones that had soft, mushy flesh and a really thick skin (excuse the pun).

I enjoy crunchy, crisp pears as a snack but my favourite way to eat the curvy-shaped Autumn fruit, is to have it with something else of a different flavour. That’s the great thing about pears! They lend themselves to being the perfect partner. A few favourite combinations come to mind - pear + dark chocolate, pear + blue cheese, pear + whisky, pear + ginger, pear + vanilla, pear + almond… the list is endless!

Tuck into some of these delicious recipes for maximum pear punch!

1. Rooibos roasted pears

2. Pear and blue cheese tortilla pizza

3. Pear cake with salted caramel sauce

4. Pumpkin, sweet potato and pear bake

5. Pear, Brie and leek soup

- Tessa Purdon


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