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Pears are like apples, but easier. They are delicious on-to-go snacks, and cook down quickly into sauces, crumbles or cakes. Naturally sweet, they are perfect for naturally satisfying a sugar craving while providing nutritious fibre, water, and vitamins C and K.

Make the most of the fantastic seasonal fruit with a variety of quick recipe ideas!

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There are countless ways to enjoy pears, as they are versatile and combine well with other fruits and even veg (a few slices of pear is a delicious addition to a green salad!)

Here are a few suggestions:

Pear Sauce

Simply peel and gently cook pears, adding cinnamon, nutmeg and (if you’re feeling daring) a pinch of cumin and fresh-ground black pepper. The warm spices are a delicious contrast to the sweetness of the fruit.

Pear Smoothie

Combine peeled pears with chunks of fresh or frozen banana, a generous spoonful of tahini, non-dairy milk and a fistful of spinach for a fresh, sweet, delicious smoothie.

Pear on Toast

Top a slice of lightly toasted rye or sourdough bread with sliced pears, crumbled blue cheese and a smattering of rocket. For a vegan option, use peanut or almond butter.

Baked Pears

Pears baked in red or white wine makes for a delicious, fat-free, vegan dessert. Though of course, you can add cream or ice cream for an extra rich touch!

Have a favourite recipe or dish featuring pears? Share in the comments!