Markon First Crop (MFC) Pears' sweetness, consistent size, and enticing appearance make them ideal for recipes in all day parts, especially healthy desserts.
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Available Offerings from Markon for Pears, Bartlett
pounds or kilograms
2 06 11628 99070 9
6 11628 99070 5
pounds or kilograms
2 06 11628 99075 4
6 11628 99075 0
Store at proper temperatures. Water-soaked appearance denotes freeze injury. Low humidity can cause shriveling. Store ripe pears in the back of the cooler; green pears should be stored outside the cooler.
Pears bruise easily; handle with care. Bruising and scuffing indicate improper handling.
General Usage Ideas
The mild sweetness and toothsome texture of raw pears work well with leafy, bitter greens like arugula and spinach, as well as delicate mache and spring mix; excellent paired with sharp cheeses and crunchy nuts.
Pears are becoming increasingly popular in the entrée section: bake them with chicken, roast with pork, wrap with salty prosciutto, stuff in winter squashes…even sprinkle them on pizzas!
Poaching or baking pears with flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, and wine adds flavor while maintaining their natural goodness. Other complementary food partners include balsamic vinegar, blue cheese, cream, dark chocolate, and ginger.
Fall / Winter Usage Ideas:
Pears make excellent cold-weather breakfast additions; roast and add to granola, pancake/waffle batters, and muffin mixes.
Lend sweetness to roasted entrées such as chicken, pork, potatoes, and turkey by cooking with sweet pears.
Create elegant holiday desserts with roasted pears; great partners include almonds, cranberries, custard sauce, chocolate ganache, vanilla bean, and whipped cream.
Spring / Summer Usage Ideas:
Lighten up cheese- and meat-based appetizers (especially cheese plates!) with thyme-poached pears; dice and pair with Gorgonzola, prosciutto, paté, Brie, and bacon.
Revolutionize your salsa offerings: mix together untraditional fruits like blackberries, pears, peaches, and cherries with herbs such as mint, cilantro, or basil.
Grill pears alongside chicken thighs, pork chops, and shrimp or thread chunks onto kebabs with ingredients like steak, onions, and potatoes.
Did You Know?
There are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world.