Perfect Pear Recipes

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The age-old dilemma of delicious vs. nutritious may just find a solution in a simple pear. Packed with all kinds of nutrients and a tart yet sweet taste, pears offer a surprisingly simple way to stay healthy and keep your taste buds happy.

Pears, as with other fruits, are natural combatants against chronic illnesses and an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, a proven antioxidant. And though there are more than 3,000 known varieties, only a few are specially grown and cultivated here, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the perfect pear for you.

One of the best parts about pears is the seemingly endless ways in which they can be cooked. While raw is always an option, the fruit can be baked, poached or even fried.

We’ve put together a few of our favorite pear recipes to help you take full advantage of this versatile fruit:

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Pear and Cranberry Crostata

Quick Pear and Cranberry Crostata is similar to a pie or tart, but lets the fall fruit take center stage.

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  1. jessie smith

    August 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

    how do get own themailing list for the mag

    • Jessy Yancey

      August 19, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Hi Mrs. Smith,

      Tennessee Home & Farm magazine is one of the benefits of being a member of the Tennessee Farm Bureau. To find out more information, visit

      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm

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