5 New Ways to Prepare Pears

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Pears

Photo by: Anna Quaglia

Anna Quaglia

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.

Mashed

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

Curried

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

Pureed

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

Preserved

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

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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