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Apples may spring to mind when you think of Fall fruits, but this is also the perfect season for ripe, juicy pears! They’re a versatile fruit with many sweet and savory applications, and since lots of kids already love pears, they make a healthy, naturally-sweet addition your family’s favorite recipes – and they help introduce your kids to new dishes. Check out these tasty Pear Recipes from our friends at Cooking Light!
Frangipane Pear Tarts
“Sheets of crisp, paper-thin phyllo dough encase a filling of toasted ground almonds, with red-skinned pears as the crowning touch. We call for Anjou, but you can also use Bartlett, Bosc, or Concorde pears.”
Peppered Pork and Pears
“The next time you cook pork, make homemade pear sauce just as you would fresh applesauce; just substitute pears for apples. Pear brandy adds an extra hit of pear essence, but for a more kid-friendly flavor you can substitute additional chicken broth”
Pear and Gruyère Strata
“Think of this as stuffed French toast in a casserole. Here, sweet cinnamon bread meets juicy pears and the savory bite of Gruyère cheese. You want a pear variety that will hold its shape and won’t exude too much moisture as the strata bakes—we liked Anjou and Concorde.”
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