5 New Ways to Prepare Pears

by in Healthy Recipes, November 9, 2013

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It’s a fabulous time of year for pears! Take advantage of the fruit’s sweet flavor and dose of fiber and potassium by making these innovative recipes. (Wondering if that pear is ripe? Check the neck.)

Caramelized
A simple concoction of pears and sugar comes together to form a perfect seasonal dessert.

Recipe: Caramelized Pears

Mashed
Combine winter squash and pears for a delightfully unique side dish.

Recipe: Mashed Butternut Squash and Pears

Curried
Crunchy pears and curry powder give this salad a refreshing twist.

Recipe: Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Pureed
Pears add to the subtle sweetness and smooth texture of this delectable soup.

Recipe: Zucchini-Pear Soup

Preserved
If you’ve never made preserves out of pears, you’re missing out! Spread on pumpkin bread or good old PB & J.

Recipe: Lemon Ginger Pear Preserves (courtesy USA Pears)

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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