photograph of pears in a basket

Because of their many varieties and growing seasons, pears are available fresh and in abundance for most of the year including winter, when many other fruits are out of season. For a convenient alternative to fresh pears, canned and dried pears are also available year-round.

Pear Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipes containing pears from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.

USA Pears

Pear Bureau Northwest.

Includes pear availability and growing information, recipes and health benefits. A section for educators features an educator's kit, lesson plans and activities. There is also a special section for kids.

Pear: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for pears and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Pears, that gives new and different ways to add this fruit to your diet.

California Pears: Consumer

California Bartlet Pears.

Recipes, use and versatility, ripening information and nutritional information about pears. Also includes a history of California pears and fast facts.

Selecting, Storing and Serving Ohio Pears

Ohio State University Extension.

Quick fact sheet includes information about selection and storage, yield and nutrition information. Also includes serving suggestions and a recipe.