Pears are a relatively new occurrence in my diet. I grew up on apples and tended to ignore pears. However, I’ve come to love the slightly sweet, earthy flavor of a freshly ripe pear. While most of the time I eat them raw, they also make great additions to salads and tarts. I’m excited this year to make pear jam to last me through the winter (recipe is linked to below!) Pears come in both many varieties which can be found here.
While you can make pear jam, you can also preserve pears for simply eating throughout the year.
Months in Season (cooler climates): August through October
Months in Season (warmer climates): August through April
Favorite Variety: Red Bartlett and Anjou
NE Vegetarian Pear Recipes:
Vegetarian Pear Recipes from Around the Web:
Poached Pear tart with Chai Spiced Custard from Roost
Peppered Pears from The Yellow House
Tartines of Pear, Parsnip, and Blue Cheese from Five and Spice
Pear and Pomegranate Salad from A Couple Cooks
Pear and Buckwheat Pancakes from Sprouted Kitchen
Caramelized Pear Jam with Vanilla Bean