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Best to Buy

Pears are available year-round, with different varieties peaking throughout the seasons. Fresh pears should feel solid and can be ripened at room temperature.

Prep & Store

Quick treat: rinse and eat.

Slow and tasty: rinse, core, and slice.

Tasty Tip

Serve sliced pears with strong or mild cheeses. Try Brie, aged cheddar, Swiss, or Gruyère.

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