How to cook pears

To discover how to cook pears, see the following recipes which will give you various ways to cook and prepare this fruit.
  1. Poached Pears and Figs with Fennel

    In addition to fresh fruit, offer guests a choice of poached fruit. Use golden Calimyrna figs.

  2. Mulled Poached Pears

    It is important to start with a lot of liquid for the pears to turn a beautiful ruby red.

  3. Poached Pears with Caramel Crackle and Cream

    In large saucepan, combine water, sugar, lemon rind and juice; bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add pears;...

  4. Wine-Poached Pears

    These poached pears are perfumy and have a sweet, fruity flavour from the Muscat. You can replace the wine with a nonalcoholic pear nectar if you...

  5. Asparagus Spears with Lemon Dipping Sauce

    The arrival of tasty locally grown asparagus at your grocery store is a sure sign of spring, and this dish showcases it beautifully.

  6. Asparagus Spears in Sour Cream

    Cold asparagus spears, dressed with sour cream, were a highlight of late-Victorian cuisineĀ — perfect to honour the Queen and welcome the...

  7. Poached Pears in Six Spices

    In large heavy saucepan, stir together wine, water, sugar and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon rind, ginger, cinnamon, star anise,...

  8. Pan-Roasted Pears with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

    Pears glazed in honey and white balsamic vinegar, a new grocery item, find a balance with rich mascarpone cheese. If you can't find white balsamic...

  9. Ginger Caramel Oven-Poached Pears

    Oven-poaching takes a bit longer than on the stove top, but the flavours are deeper. This is a palate pleaser with frozen yogurt.

  10. Honey-Roasted Pears with Raspberry Wine Drizzle

    After a rich dinner, a simple fruit dessert is most satisfying. You will have a little extra raspberry sauce, but it's delicious drizzled over ice...

  11. Stuffed Endive Spears

    A refreshing finger food, endive leaves are a crunchy foil for smooth, homemade herbed yogurt cheese.

  12. Shropshire Walnut Spread on Belgian Endive Spears

    Though you could also mound this rich nutty spread onto toasted raisin bread or into ribs of celery, endive is glamorous and adds a pleasant hint...

  13. Maple Spice Poached Pears

    Golden pears in maple-coloured syrup is an elegant, delicious dessert. Cooling the pears in the poaching liquid prevents their discolouration.

  14. Pickled Asparagus Spears

    Since you'll have leftover asparagus trimmings after fitting the stalks into jars, use them in omelettes, soups and stir-fries. Discard tough,...

  15. Garlic Dill Spears

    Soaking the cucumbers in an ice water brine helps retain their crunch.

  16. Honey-Roasted Pears

    Bosc pears are ideal for this dessert because they keep their shape and texture after roasting. Look for ones with golden to brown skin for the...

  17. Rosemary Roast Pork with Pears and Walnuts

    I have been making this pork recipe for years and it always is an incredibly delectable meal. As a Kid we always had the dreaded roast pork every...

  18. Spiced Pears

    When Apples, Peaches & Pears (James Lorimer) was republished last summer, it garnered a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. From this second cookbook...

  19. Poached Cardamon and Saffron Pears

    Delicious, healthy dessert or breakfast addition!

  20. Kasha with Brown Butter Pears

    Kasha is toasted buckwheat, which is found in the health food section of grocery stores. Brown butter and sweet pears enhance its naturally nutty...

  21. Endive Spears with Grapes, Gorgonzola and Hazelnuts

    Just a few ingredients are all you need to create an elegant appetizer.

  22. Pear Brie Quesadillas

    Peel, halve and core pears; slice thinly lengthwise. Transfer to bowl and toss with lemon juice; set aside. Place tortillas on work surface. Cut...

  23. Better-Than-Ever Apple Pie

    PEI blueberries, raspberries and apples are the fixings for most lobster supper pies. Catherine Hennessey also favours a pear-and-apple combo with...

  24. Deep-Dish Apple and Pear Pie

    Apples join forces with pears to create a rich, juicy pie, perfect for family dining or for potluck or buffet suppers. Use a cooking apple such as...