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Comice Pears

Dec 30, 2016


Availability and Origin
These pears are available from September to March and are primarily grown in the northwestern United States and France.

Appearance and Flavor
More plump than others in the pear family, with a rounder body and a shorter neck, they are also the sweetest pears.
Their buttery flesh is often green, sometimes showing a red blush, and they are very juicy. 

Their fragile skin must be handled lightly to avoid bruising. Click here to determine if your pears are ripe. If the pear is ripe, store in the fridge between 35 and 45 degrees for up to two days. If it is not ripe, leave it out at room temperature.

Ways to Enjoy
Due to its delicate texture, the Comice Pear is not an ideal candidate for cooking. However, this soup recipe is a good option.
Other ideas include eating them raw, throwing a few in your salad, or using them to compliment a plate of soft cheese, such as Blue or Brie.

These pears made their start in France in the 1800's and were named Doyenné du Comice. They were first discovered on U.S. soil during the 1900's in Oregon

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