Affordable seasonal fruit, the pear is one of our favorite fruits and for good reason, the French consume on average nearly five kilos per year , and for good reason! Because this sweet, juicy and so tasty snack is rich in vitamins C and minerals, among others .
Cooking is an experience in its own right. Thanks to its skin, its flesh and its flavors, the pear can indeed spice up any dish , even in a sweet and salty mixture. It is therefore not surprising to find that you can make a multitude of recipes, delicious and light, based on pears . With meat, fish, pasta, a salad or a dessert, the pear has it all.
Difficult to find your way among all the varieties of pears that exist, more than a thousand to be exact. Fortunately only a dozen dominate our fruit stalls, but even so we often wonder which kind of pear to favor for such and such a recipe . Imagine that there are some advice to be taken into account.
If you want to make a very tasty homemade compote , turn to Williams pears quite ripe. Otherwise, most pears are fine to use for this type of recipe, even for a good crumble .
To make pears in syrup , the Williams are also highly recommended, as they are particularly juicy and fruity. Finally, for a sweet and savory dish , it is better to choose a variety of more rustic cooking pears, with hard flesh, and whose aromas only develop during cooking, such as Comice pears , Dry Martin , Boskoop , or the Wounds . With these tips, your meals will be even better!
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