…And a partridge in a pear tree!

Did you know that December is National Pear Month? The United States is one of the largest producers of pears worldwide, with most of the country’s pear production happening on the west coast in states like Washington and Oregon. Whether you like a sweet or savory dish, we have 10 ways that you can incorporate this delectable fruit into any dish this December.

Grilled Plums and Pears with Sorghum Pistachio Cream

Grilled Plums and Pears with Pistachio Creme

Grilled fruit makes this delightful dessert all the more delicious. Adding on the light pistachio creme is just the icing on top.

Feta Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears

Feta Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears

Revamp your plain pork chops this season by adding salty feta cheese and sweet pears to put a fun spin on dinner.

Cranberry Poached Pears

Cranberry Poached Pears Recipe

Almond liqueur combined with cranberries and pears creates the perfect decadent dessert that’s easier to make that you’d think (we’ll take poaching pears over eggs any day).

SEE MORE: Farm Facts: Pears

Bartlett Pear Quesadillas

Bartlett Pear Cheese Quesadilla

This isn’t your quintessential quesadilla! Nutmeg, pears and pepper jack cheese come together to create a sweet and salty sampling.

Pear Parsnip Soup

Pear Parsnip Soup Recipe

While we can’t guarantee that this soup will make you 10 years younger, we can tell you that pears are rich in cholesterol-lowering fiber and epicatechin, an antioxidant combating the negative effects of aging.

Caramelized Pear Tarts

Caramelized Pear Tarts with Whipped Cream Recipe

These tasty tarts are surprisingly simple to make and puts the pears on display.

SEE MORE: Oregon’s Fruitful Pear Trees

Brown Rice Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Gorgonzola

Brown Rice Salad with Pears, Walnuts and Gorgonzola Recipe

Mix up your favorite rice recipes by adding pears, walnuts and gorgonzola for a sweet and tangy twist on a classic side dish.

Arugula and Pear Salad with Pine Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese

Arugula and Pear Salad With Pine Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese Recipe

The pine nut-crusted goat cheese combined with pears and a champagne vinaigrette are every bit as luxurious as it sounds. This salad is simple and satisfying, but will impress guests.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip with Apples and Pears

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Featuring pumpkin, apples and pears, this dessert recipe is practically good for you. The crunch of the fruit combined with the smooth, creamy cheesecake dip will have you reaching for seconds (and thirds)!

Korean Pork SlidersĀ 

Korean Pork Sliders Recipe

These Korean pork sliders feature soy sauce, ginger, Asian pear and Chinese cabbage to create the perfect protein packed snack.


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