Pears So Delicious… It’s Scary

Sunday, October 30, 2016. Author Tyler Breedlove. Recipe by Leilah Isaac

It’s Halloween and chances are, you are seeing candy everywhere. For those of you trying to stay on your diet, we’ve got the recipe for you. It uses some pretty “spooky” pears!

Before we get to this fantastic recipe. I think we should all learn a little something about these wondrous fruits.

Pears: A Brief History

Most of us can recognize a tasty pear in any grocery store, but what do you really know about these fruits?

Well, pears are actually members of the rose family of plants. Ever heard of Rosaceae? That’s right. They are related to those lovely roses you see on Valentine’s Day. The Rosaceae family also includes (but is not limited to) apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, and even almonds!

Now, the pears that most of us are all familiar with are known as European Pears. These are the pears that are characterized by a round body that tapers into the neck of the fruit, typically of varying lengths. This is the type of pear you will need for this amazing recipe below.

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