Can I cook unripe pears?

Unripe pears are a good candidate for baking, as they will hold their shape and not fall apart as easily as softer, riper specimens. As with poaching, additional sweeteners, wine, and spices assist in bringing out the pears’ flavors.

What is a butterscotch pear?

Origin: Korea Melissa’s Butterscotch™ Pears are crunchy, juicy and sweet. Extreme care is taken while growing these pears, the outcome is a clean, blemish-free fruit. Directly imported from the fields of South Korea, Melissa’s Butterscotch™ Pears are the most refreshing pears you’ll ever bite into.

What kind of pears are best for baking?

The pear varieties ideal for baking are the Bosc red pear, red and green D’Anjou pears, Bartlett, Forelle, and Concorde pears. These pear varieties are best for cooking or baking as they can hold their form and flavor well even when cooked at high temperatures. Also, they do not easily turn brown after being cut.

How ripe do pears need to be for baking?

For cooking, pears should generally be “firm-ripe,” or just at the beginning of the ripening window. In this case, look for ripe fruit that yields only slightly when pressed near the stem. If the pears are very hard when you buy them, they may need several days to ripen.

Are stewed pears good for you?

Stewed pears are a tasty simple snack, or even meal, that help to to reduce inflammation in our guts. Eating them regularly can help with IBS, IBD, bloating, pain and constipation and other conditions associated with chronic inflammation.

How do you soften hard pears?

If you don’t have a lot of time to wait for your pears to ripen, use the tried and true banana trick. Place your pears in a paper bag or an enclosed area with a ripe banana or apple. Ripe apples and bananas give off a gas called ethylene that triggers the ripening process in unripe pears. You gotta love science!

What do butterscotch pears taste like?

Butterscotch Pears are imported directly from South Korea to Melissa’s Produce, where they’re a super popular fruit — and for good reason. They’re juicy, crisp, and sweet, with the texture more like an apple than your typical pear. The skin is super thin too, so every bite just tastes like pure pear.

How do you eat butterscotch pears?

Bite into it just like an apple for a quicker fix. Just rinse and dry the skin, then eat it out-of-hand. An Asian pear makes a great hand fruit—it combines the convenience of an apple with the distinctive sweetness of a pear. No wonder some people call them “apple pears!”