“A partridge in a pear tree” is forever associated with Christmas, but winter pears add sweetness and health to menus way beyond the holiday season. Chefs are highlighting them in both desserts and savory preps.

Carson City, NV
Pear Pizza: a creamy white béchamel sauce topped with seasonal pears, gorgonzola, sharp cheddar, and a sprinkling of caramelized pecans; $12.95

South Gate
New York, NY
Frozen Pear Parfait, mascarpone ice cream, pine nuts, crispy meringue; $10

San Francisco, CA
Slow-Cooked Coffee Cardamom Marinated Confit of Duck, cinnamon-port wine sauce with roasted pears and potato; $23

Blue Water Grill
New York, NY
Sesame Crusted Big Eye Tuna, tahini spinach, Asian pears, miso broth; $28

San Francisco, CA
Star Route Farms Mixed Lettuces, red wine poached French butter pears, levain croutons, shaved Prosciutto di Parma; $10

Chicago, IL
Garbanzo Bean Soup with falafel, pickled Asian pear, caramelized egg yolk and sumac; $12

New York, NY
Pear-Cranberry Strudel, spiced pecans & buckwheat honey ice cream; $11


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