Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad


Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad is an easy to make spinach salad with crisp apples, pears and strawberries hidden throughout. Topped with feta cheese, crunchy pecans and tossed in a delicious apple cider dressing! Recipe and photography by Alyssa Rivers (The Recipe Critic) via USA Pears. Ingredients Salad: 4 cups spinach 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 apple, sliced (I used honey crisp) 1 pear, sliced Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing: ½ cup apple cider 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Honey 1 teaspoon poppyseeds ¼ cup feta cheese ¼ cup chopped pecans Directions In a large bowl, [...]

Strawberry, Apple, and Pear Spinach Salad2022-06-17T19:46:15+00:00

Curried Pear & Pumpkin Soup


Recipe by: Valerie Musser Ingredients: 1 canned pumpkin 15oz 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. butter 1 large yellow onion chopped (1 ½ cups) 2 ½ tsp. yellow curry powder 1 tsp. turmeric 1 tsp. garam marsala ½ tsp. ground ginger Pinch of nutmeg 2 cups peeled, chopped D’Anjou pears (about 3 pears) 1 ½ cups water 1 clove of garlic 4 cups vegetable stock ½ tsp. salt Fresh ground pepper to taste 1.5 cups of cubed Yukon Gold potatoes Directions: Heat olive oil and butter in a large heavy bottomed pot on medium heat. Add the onion, spices, and garlic. Sautee [...]

Curried Pear & Pumpkin Soup2022-06-17T19:46:36+00:00

Caramel and Chocolate-Dipped Pears


Yield: Makes 12 to 18 dipped pears Ingredients 12 large or 18 small USA Pears Unsalted butter, for greasing Crunchy toppings, such as toasted coconut flakes, chopped salted peanuts, or other nuts (optional) 1 package (10- to 11-ounces) chewy caramel candies, unwrapped 2 tablespoons water 1 package (12-ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 package (12-ounces) white chocolate chips Instructions Wash and dry the pears and place them in the refrigerator until well chilled, at least 1 hour. (The coatings will stick best to cold pears.) Line a baking sheet with a sheet of wax paper. Spread the toppings of your choice on [...]

Caramel and Chocolate-Dipped Pears2022-06-17T19:47:19+00:00

Red Anjou Pear Bites


Developed for USA Pears by: One Sweet Appetite Ingredients 1 USA Pear Red Anjou 2 slices prosciutto or 4 slices cooked pancetta 12 slices thinly cut gruyere cheese Fresh mint Instructions Slice the pear directly in half. Core each half removing the seeds. Slice each pear half into 6-8 pieces. Layer with gruyere, prosciutto and mint. Serve as is or hold together with a toothpick.

Red Anjou Pear Bites2022-06-17T19:47:38+00:00

Pear and Brie Pizza


This pear and brie pizza has it all… sweet, savory, and perfect for fall! Move over apple, the pear is the star today! Author: Cathy Roma | What Should I Make For… Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 12 mins Rising Time: 1 hr 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 12 mins Servings: 8 Servings Calories: 477 kcal Ingredients Pizza Dough 1/4 oz active dry yeast (1 pkg) 1 1/4 cups warm water (100 degrees F) pinch of sugar 3 1/2 cups AP flour 1 1/12 tsp kosher salt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for the bowl) Pear and Brie Pizza 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 large pears, cored and very thinly sliced 8 oz brie, rough chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 4 tsp fresh thyme, minced 2 Tbsp honey pink salt (or another good quality [...]

Pear and Brie Pizza2022-06-17T19:47:48+00:00

Gluten Free & Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Pears


Creator: Vicky / @avocadopesto Source: USA Pears Ingredients 24 oz frozen riced cauliflower, thawed overnight in fridge 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 3 tbsp ground flax 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (or cornstarch) 8 oz vegan ricotta (or regular ricotta) 1-2 Green Anjou pears, thinly sliced 1/2 cup crushed roasted pistachios 4 tsp olive oil Handful arugula Optional: drizzle of balsamic glaze Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a nut milk bag or clean dish towel, strain the cauliflower, making sure to squeeze out all the [...]

Gluten Free & Vegan Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Pears2022-06-17T20:21:25+00:00

Shaved Brussel Sprout and Pear Salad


This hearty salad holds its own on any festive potluck table or as a side dish with your holiday roast. We choose Bosc pears for this recipe because of their firmness as well as their sweet and earthy flavor which complements the other flavors in the salad.  Created by: Meg Raines YIELD: 8 servings INGREDIENTS  Salad 1 pound Brussel sprouts, ends trimmed  2 Bosc pears 1/2 cup candied pecans* (or plain roasted pecans) 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds 4 ounces goat cheese, preferable garlic and herb flavored if available Crispy pancetta (see Dressing recipe) Warm Pancetta Dressing 4 ounces pancetta, diced [...]

Shaved Brussel Sprout and Pear Salad2020-12-07T22:19:57+00:00

Starkrimson Pear Citrus Salad


Created by: Meg Raines The vibrant colors of fall shine through in this festive salad, thanks to the deep red color of the Starkrimson pears. Pears are a natural fit with the earthy flavors of beets, and the citrus and spicy greens add a little zing to round out the flavors. A little feta or goat cheese would make a nice addition to this salad as well.  YIELD: 4 servings INGREDIENTS Citrus Vinaigrette  1 small shallot peeled and coarsely chopped  1 teaspoon orange zest  1/2 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey [...]

Starkrimson Pear Citrus Salad2020-09-02T19:57:03+00:00

Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Parmesan Crust


Created by: Meg Raines Your classic grilled cheese sandwich just got an adult makeover. We combined juicy pears with salty bacon and herbed goat cheese for the ultimate sweet and savory sandwich experience. And to gild the lily a bit more we grilled it in Parmesan for an extra crunchy tanginess. We used a Bosc pear in this recipe because of its firmness, but a Bartlett pear would be equally delicious.  YIELD: 2 sandwiches INGREDIENTS  6 strips of bacon 4 ounces of soft goat cheese 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, or other herb of choice 1 Bosc or Bartlett pear, [...]

Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Parmesan Crust2020-08-13T21:04:26+00:00

Italian Pear Almond Cake


Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 8 servings This no-fuss Italian classic has a moist, dense crumb and is loaded with tender pears. It is a perfect cake for a low-key family celebration because it is simple to make with just a few pantry staples and can be enjoyed as dessert or at brunch. A little dusting of powdered sugar is all it needs to dress it up for your celebration table. INGREDIENTS 9 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature, divided 9 tablespoons of granulated sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 large eggs  2/3 cup of almond flour  7 [...]

Italian Pear Almond Cake2020-04-17T18:58:27+00:00
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