How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Pears, In Season in November

October 30, 2015

Apples get all the attention come fall, but pears are just as deserving. They ripen in early autumn and, when kept in the right conditions, last for weeks. Eat them ripe for a sweet snack, or bake with them—anything an apple can do, so can a pear. Roast them, bake them into a cobbler, or make a show-stopping pie.

How to Buy
Don’t got man-handling those pears! They’re delicate, and can bruise easily if squeezed too hard. Instead, handle them gently and press lightly on the neck, close to the stem. If it’s soft, the pear is ripe. You can…