Bosc pear

Pronunciation: [bawsk]

A large winter pear with a slender neck and a russeted yellow skin, the Bosc is available from October through April. It has an agreeably sweet-tart flavor and is delicious fresh or cooked. The Bosc holds its shape well when baked or poached. See also pear.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Market Watch: Pears

Pick up a few varieties of these delicate Autumn gems next time you're at the market.

Holiday Pear Salad

Make this healthy, textured salad for the holidays and throughout the winter months.

In Season: Pears

Perk up your salads, appetizers or just a simple cheese-and-cracker plate. You can do a lot more with pears than snacking (but that’s still a good way to eat ‘em).

Market Watch: Asian Pears

Also known as “apple pears” these crunchy, yet juicy fruits are a seasonal treat to savor! Gobble ‘em up while you can.

Why We Love Pears

There’s a lot folks don’t show enough love to this underappreciated fruit. Find out what you've been missing.

5-Ingredients: Pear Chutney

Make homemade pear chutney to serve with chicken or pork, with a cheese plate, over yogurt or on a sandwich.

Are Pears the New Apples?

It appears that pears are everywhere — but are they the new apples?

Turkey and Hummus-Wrapped Pears

Start the new year off right with an easy-to-make, delicious, healthy and party-ready appetizer: pears wrapped in hummus and turkey.

5 New Ways to Prepare Pears

It’s a fabulous time of year for pears! Take advantage of the sweet flavor and dose of fiber and potassium in these innovative recipes.