Choosing the Best Pears for Cooking

The Bosc pear is a favorite among the many pears because it’s lovely and retains its shape when cooked. Another favorite is the Comice, which is small and yellowish-green with red freckles. These ripe pears make a beautiful addition to salads, regardless of their size. They’re also very low-calorie and make great desserts.

The Bosc pear is a classic choice for cooking. Its long, slim neck and distinctively-ruffled skin make it one of the best pears for poaching. It has a juicy flavor and is one of the sweetest pears. Asian pies are also great for cooking.