Pears may be recognizable for their distinctive shapes, but it is their incredible flavors that are truly amazing.
Rich in diversity and variety, pears come in a range of colors, shapes, and sizes. Here at Southern Living some of our favorites are Bosc pears, Bradford pears, and Red Anjou pears. You'll have peeled pears simmering away in a pot filled with vanilla bean, Marsala, and brown sugar on your way to making the perfect Stewed Pears. Fresh out of the oven you'll be enjoying a dish of Spicy Fruit-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Onions. For a sweet side salad with a little bit of bite, make an Arugula-Pear-Blue Cheese Salad.
We find the way the pear partners with the blue cheese to be simply sensational. This couple works just as well on some crusty bread, so a tray of Pear-and-Blue Cheese Crostini will be equally delicious. For sweet treats, try a Caramel-Glazed Pear Cake, an Acadian Syrup Cake with Roasted Pears and Caramel Sauce, or a Pear-Rosemary Pie with Cheddar Crust. Once you've picked your preferred pear, you're ready to make this fruit a favorite.