Raw or cooked, Bartlett pears are a healthy addition to any meal as they are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. You’ll know your Bartlett pears are ripe when they turn from green to yellow. 

This tasty, grainy, and juicy pear variety has a true “pear flavor” is very versatile in the kitchen. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat Bartlett pears: 

Cucumber and pear gazpacho 

This original cucumber pear gazpacho is spiked with honeydew melon to create a refreshing and delicious chilled summer soup. 

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Iced Tea Pears

Poached ice tea pears 

Nothing says summer like ice tea! Our poached Bartlett pears are as elegant as they are easy to make. 

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Pear Date Bread

Pear bread 

Everyone loves this simple pear bread studded with chopped dates and walnuts. It’s dense and moist, with the perfect amount of sweetness.  

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Pear Fig Salad

Pear, fig and feta salad with pecans and maple-Dijon vinaigrette 

Raw Bartlett pears steal the show in this colorful salad. The sweetness of the pears and figs plays beautifully against the salty feta. 

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Pear Nutella Toast

Pear and Nutella toast 

Start your day with a hot slice of toast slathered with chocolatey Nutella hazelnut spread and topped with crisp Bartlett pears and crunchy walnuts. 

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Green Pear Smoothie

Green pear smoothie 

You can have your Bartlett pear and drink it too! This green smoothie packs a nutritional punch for breakfast on the go or mid-afternoon snack. 

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