5 Recipes for Enjoying Delicious Pears

From a tasty snack to a delicious dessert, pears are one of the most versatile fruits. Juicy and ripe, pears are the perfect gift for a fruit fanatic or anyone who enjoys the simple, sweet things in life. While it might be easy to leave the pears for a kitchen-table decoration, tons of decadent recipes exist to enhance the offerings of any season or occasion. Here are some of our favorites:

Appetizer: Pears with Blue Cheese and Prosciutto

Dazzle your guests with an elegant take on hors d'oeuvres. With only five ingredients, this recipe is easy to whip up when those last-minute guests arrive.

Breakfast: Chai Spiced Baked Oatmeal with Poached Pears

Both tasty and healthy, this heart-warming breakfast will leave you feeling satisfied before you start your day. Make it ahead of time and serve your family in the morning before everyone jets off to their busy days.

Lunch: Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Spice up your ordinary grilled cheese sandwich with a mix of sweet and salty. This hot sandwich is a crowd-pleaser especially in the winter months.

Dinner: Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Sweet, tender pears and caramelized sweet potatoes add wonderful flavor to the savory prosciutto-wrapped pork.

Dessert: Whole Wheat Pear Pie

Who needs apple or blueberry when you’ve got pears? A pear pie with whole wheat flour delivers a powerful punch of nutrients and sweet flavor combinations.

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