Pears are a unique and tasty fruit, but many people don’t know what to do with them aside from eating them fresh. Consider a few new ways to use pears.
4 Delicious Ways To Use Pears in Your Recipes
Fruit should be a significant portion of your diet, but eating them doesn’t have to be boring. Although many people believe eating fresh fruit is the only way to boost their diet, fruit can be added to snacks, meals, baked goods, and more.
Pears aren’t one of the most common fruits people choose, but they’re incredibly delicious and have a unique flavor profile. Because they’re widely versatile, there are many delicious and interesting ways to use pears in your recipes.
Pears and Pork Chops
Even though pears are a sweet fruit, that doesn’t mean they can’t be a part of your dinner. Pork chops are a popular meat choice, as there are many different ways to cook them.
If you’re looking for a fun new recipe to try for your upcoming dinner party or just a simply delicious meal, consider simmering your choice cut of pork chops with red onions and fresh pears in a pan.
Apple and Pear Pie
Apple pie is a staple for many holidays and family gatherings, but it can become a boring option after many years. You can spice up the recipe by adding pears to the filling.
Apples and pears are very different in flavor but similar in texture, making them the perfect pair. Whether you need a classic dessert for a family event or want to add something unique to a local bake sale, apple and pear pie is an excellent choice.
Pears in Your Salad
Salads are an excellent way to eat a lot of healthful foods simultaneously; however, they can seem a bit boring after a while.
Although you can make a salad however you wish, a good one typically consists of more than greens or lettuce and dressing.
Adding new flavors and textures to your salads is a great way to make eating well fun and satisfying. Consider adding sliced pears to your next salad for a nice flavor and texture accent.
There’s nothing better than a tasty pasta dish, and pear-stuffed rigatoni works wonders on your taste buds. Cook your rigatoni pasta until al dente, drain the water, and run it under cool water.
Mix ricotta cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, and chopped pears in a bowl, then fill the rigatoni noodles with the ricotta mixture.
Place the stuffed noodles in an oven-safe pan, cover them with your choice of sauce and shredded Italian cheese, and bake until the cheese melts.
Growing pears so you can have your own fresh supply is an excellent hobby, but there are a few essential pear harvesting techniques to know in order to be successful.
And now that you know a few interesting ways to use pears in the kitchen, you’ll never run out of fun ideas when it comes to adding pears to your everyday diet.
Recipes to Try:
- Pear Walnut and Blue Cheese Bruschetta, a Gorgeous Appetizer!
- Baked Gouda and Pear Compote Appetizer Recipe
- Mulled Pear Cider, Adulting Done Right
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.