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Savory Pear or Apple Ideas

Pears and apples make a delicious snack or dessert, but it is fun trying them in savory dishes, too. They can add the perfect touch of sweetness or crunch to a recipe. They also pair nicely with different cheeses and nuts as a nice way to start or end a meal.


Brie Sandwiches

A great sandwich can be as simple as this easy combination, ideally served on a French baguette. If you eat meat, add any thinly sliced, smoky or salty cut of pork or turkey. Also try as a grilled cheese sandwich!

Tuna or Chicken Salad

Try making your favorite tuna or chicken salad recipe, adding diced pears and a handful of chopped nuts for flavor and texture. Or top sliced pears with your prepared salad, using them instead of crackers.

Balsamic Pear Pizza

Using a pre-made or pre-bought pizza dough, assemble an easy pizza using your pears. Start by cooking ½ large, sliced onion in a skillet over medium high heat. Once onion begins to turn golden, add one or two sliced pears. Cook for about two minutes, remove from heat and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top pizza with desired cheeses. Add pears and onions and finely chopped arugula, if available. Bake according to recipe or package directions.

Honey Goat Cheese Bowls

Slice fruit into individual bowls and sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese. Pour a little honey on top and serve. Great as a starter or as dessert.

Submitted by Sara Jones, Tucson CSA