Pears are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as baking or poaching, when ripe, pears are juicy and creamy with a sweet, aromatic flavour. They can be served fresh, out-of-hand as a snack, sliced and mixed into leafy green salads, tossed in fruit or pasta salad, layered on cheese boards with nuts and other fruit, blended into smoothies, or sliced over vanilla ice cream. They can also be poached in red wine, poached in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, or drizzled with honey and baked until caramelized. Pears compliment arugula, kale, cheeses such as brie, blue, gorgonzola, or parmesan, pork, walnuts, pine nuts, grapes, and white balsamic vinegar.

To store, Pears are best kept refrigerated.