What Do Pears Go Well With?
The gentle sweetness of pears compliment a wide range of other foods, herbs and spices. They include:
- Produce: apples, arugula, bananas, blackberries, cabbage, celery, cherries, citrus, cranberries, dates, endive, fennel, figs, greens, lemon, lime, onions, orange, parsnips, persimmons, pineapple, plums, radicchio, raspberries, rhubarb, shallots, spinach, and squash
- Dairy: butter, blue cheese, brie, cream, crème fraiche, feta, goat cheese, halloumi, ice cream, mascarpone, Parmesan cheese, ricotta, sour cream, and yogurt
- Herbs & Spices: allspice, anise, black pepper, chives, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, mint, nutmeg, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme
- Other: almonds, caramel, chocolate, hazelnuts, honey, maple syrup, oils, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, brandy, wine (both red and white) and vanilla
Pear Serving Ideas
- Start off your morning with a pear and pineapple green smoothie or Bartlett pear muffins. Pears are full of fibre and provide the energy required to start your day.
- Snack seasonally and nutritiously with some pear hummus. Serve with your favourite crudités like carrots and celery, or with crackers and soft baked pita triangles.
- Add a little sweetness to dinner by serving honey-glazed pork chops with pear chutney and a pear fennel salad. Fennel’s liquorice flavour is complemented by the pear’s sweetness, making the salad a perfect crunchy accompaniment to the pork chops.
- Swap out your weekly stand-by pizza and make a homemade seasonal version topped with sliced pears, caramelized onions and brie.
- Mix it up for the holidays and make this herb & pear glazed turkey. Serve it alongside a simple yet delicious pear salad and you’re good to go.
- For a sweet finish, why not end your meal with these tropical hibiscus poached pears. They are sweet, vibrant, and a perfect ending to a fall or winter dinner.