8 Awesome Pear Recipes & a Harry & David Pear Giveaway

Harry David Pears
I have one of my favorite giveaways of the year to offer!

Just like many of you, I have loved Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears since I was a kid. They always arrived boxed, wrapped and in perfect condition. They are one of the nicest gifts to receive during the holiday season or any time of the year.

If you haven't tasted a Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear, we need to make this happen for you. They are juicy and beautiful and incomparable to what you can find in the market. (And it looks like they are currently having a free shipping offer for a couple of days if you are thinking about a holiday gift for someone.)

But definitely register below to win a box of these lovely pears for yourself, they will be such a treat....you'll see.

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Earlier this year I spent a few days with the Harry & David team in Southern Oregon. I met the people who grow these pears and oversee their production. They are a group of dedicated people who love what they do and do it well. Learning where your food comes from and how it's grown is an experience everyone should have.

I have included below several favorite pear recipes. Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears can be substituted in any of them if you so choose!

Grilled Chicken Pear Gorgonzola Candied Pecan Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing NoblePig com via noblepig 3
Grilled Chicken, Pear, Gorgonzola and Candied Pistachio Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

Pear Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
Pear-Apple Pie with Crunchy Streusel Topping

Cinnamon Swirl Toast with Pears and Mascarpone
Cinnamon Swirl Toast with Pears and Mascarpone

Vanilla Cider Pork with Pears Walnut Wild Rice
Vanilla Cider Pork with Pears and Walnut Wild Rice

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Spiced Pear Applesauce
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Spiced Pear Applesauce

Pear Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Streusel
Pear-Cranberry Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Mixed Green Salad with Pears Goat Cheese and a Fig Vinaigrette
Mixed Green Salad with Pears, Goat Cheese and a Fig Vinaigrette

Pear and Ginger crumble
Pear and Ginger Crumble

Bonus: My friend Sandy uses Harry & David pears in many of her recipes, click here for even more amazing ways to use pears in your cooking.

To enter and win a box of gorgeous and tasty Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears, follow instructions on the widget below. Make sure to come back to the widget to unlock more entries. All entries are verified so just clicking on something will not give you a chance to win, you must follow through and leave a comment or follow on social media. We always delete so many entries due to this, don't let it happen to you!

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Disclosure: Harry & David is generously providing one Royal Riviera Pear Box to one lucky reader. They also sent one to me and I have enjoyed it immensely. All opinions about their company and products are my own.

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127 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. Love making pear pie!

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  2. Rust 2

    I love their ripe and bursting with juice, as is. I also like them in a fruit salad and in my smoothies.

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  3. Sandy Headtke 3

    I get a Harry and David Gift every Christmas, the pears are always the first thing everyone grabs for.

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  4. van p 4

    I been wanting to try these pears. I sent them to my friends’ parents as a thank you for all they did while I was Vegas. My friends says they were the best pears ever. I need to get me some.

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  5. Kim Henrichs 5

    I love them with a little caramel drizzled on them! I have had Harry & David pears gifted to me before and they were amazing.

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  6. Alison 6

    Love these pears!

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  7. jessica dow 7

    I like using them in smoothies.

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  8. Would love to try these recipes, love pears, at 72 never tried a Harry and David pears!

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  9. Sharon Johnson 9

    There is NOTHING like a ripe pear!!

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  10. Debbie 10

    Port poached pears with vanilla ice cream!

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  11. Debbie Skwirsk 11

    Grew up with a pear tree, so fresh off the branch is still my favorite.

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  12. connie price 12

    Harry and David pears have been a memorable part of our family holidays for 2 generations (and then some!). Pear and raddichio salad with blue cheese and walnuts for Christmas…..yum.

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  13. Cindy B 13

    I love using them when making pear crisp.

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  14. Sandy w 14

    I have loved Harry and David’s for years. Used to visit their store in Medford when visiting my sister. The Royal riveria pears are simply the best. Love them in crisps and salads and just plain with a piece of cheese.

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  15. David 15

    A family tradition…but.. it’s not often the whole family gets together anymore. I could be the hero if I won this for my parents. Awesome stuff .. never fails.

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  16. Patrina Mitchell 16

    I love eating pear crisps.

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  17. Susan @ flavors by four 17

    I love pears but don’t usually cook with them. Your recipes all look delicious

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  18. Laura 18

    My mother orders these from time to time and she always gives me a few to take home. They are delish.

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  19. Lily Sheng 19

    I like wine poached pears!

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  20. Years ago when my husband and I both had more energy we made wine poached pears stuffed with Gorgonzola cream. It was heaven.

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  21. Pam C 21

    sliced with a cheese and meat plate and a glass of wine

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  22. Jen 22

    I love pears in salads!

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  23. Chelle 23

    I so love pears, and I so miss living in the lovely Pacific Northwest with all the fresh fruit!

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  24. Patty K 24

    My office always receives a Harry and David gift basket during the holidays. I look forward to enjoying the luscious treats. Especially the individually wrapped pears.

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  25. C 25

    Deliciousness of pears!

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  26. Starla 26

    Harry & David products are wonderful.

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  27. Livia Huang 27

    We love the pears just for eating. When we have them, I keep one on my desk at work and smell it all day long and then always dribble the juice on my sweater when I finally eat it in the afternoon for a pick me up.

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  28. DAWN SCHMIDT 28

    My favorite way to enjoy pears is sliced with a nice brie.

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  29. Jill Moore 29

    The royal riviera pears are so good-we just eat them raw and the juice just runs all down your arms!

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  30. libby 30

    I love pear cake

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  31. i love pear crisp!

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  32. mary sampson 32

    I love pears, with cheese, in pies and just out of my hand, yummy and full of fiber..I would love to win this giveaway, Happy Thanksgiving Day early, sincerely mary Sampson from maryjanesampson@outlook.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Lynda M. 33

    My aunt sends us a Harry & David gift basket every Christmas. I always claim the pears and the Moose Munch!

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  34. The pears are good and the recipes look great!

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  35. Arthur Martin 35

    Love the fruit that Harry & David sends. We used to receive it as a Christmas gift.and it was always in perfect condition and was delicious.

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  36. heather 36

    I like to eat pears straight up. Harry and David pears are the very best hands down.

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  37. Diona Y. 37

    My very favorite way is just to eat them out of hand — a great pear doesn’t really need to be dressed up!

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  38. Sylvia McCue 38

    My daughter always requests her pears with a sliced lime.

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  39. Suzanne Kenoyer 40

    I have had Harry & David fruit before and it is so good! I want to try your pear ginger crumble. I love ginger and the recipe sounds delicious!

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  40. Brenda Biggs 41

    I love Harry & David

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  41. Keri J 42

    I prefer to just eat them fresh!!

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  42. Mary W 43

    I made a pear custard tart once that was heavenly and was a good way to showcase the delicate flavor of pears.

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  43. Jill Mays 44

    Harry and David have the best pears ever. I would love to win these.

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  44. Amy crouch 45

    i love pear crisp! With vanilla ice cream.

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  45. Sherrie B. 46

    I love pairing (pearing? *snickers*) pears with roasted pork.

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  46. Barbara 47

    I absolutely love Harry & David pears. I was first introduced to them in 2013 as a gift; I then gifted them to all my friends. They are lusciously juicy…if you tire of eating the out of hand, I would put them into a salad. No one I know ever tires of eating them out of hand with the juices freely running. Ahhh…nirvana!

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  47. I love spiced pears, pear butter and pear honey.

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  48. Robin C. 49

    I love to eat pears that have been poached in red wine, I then reduce the wine with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, oh my gosh what a wonderful taste sensation!

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  49. Amy A 50

    Use H&D pears in recipes? I can’t stop myself from just diving into the box!

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  50. Susan P. 51

    I won a basket from Harry & David and the pears were good but I wished I had peeled them as the peel was a bit grainy.

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  51. BARBARA 52

    I LOVE PEARS. NOTHING BETTER THAN A RIPE JUICY PEAR. USUALLY CANNOT FIND GOOD PEARS IN THE SUPERMARKET. THEY’RE HARD AS A BRICK OR MUSHY.

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  52. JoeyfromSC 53

    I have never tried their pears, but would love to!! My fave way to eat them is poached! yum!

    Thank you for the chance to win & for the great recipes!

    Joey J.

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  53. Dorrie Dunham 54

    I eat pears for breakfast! My favorite is pear in the salad always!!

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  54. Alison 55

    Pear jam on grilled cheese is my favorite use of pears.

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  55. Seo Crosby 56

    Yay pears! Gonna have fun playing with these recipes.

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  56. Andrea Ausmus 57

    My husband would love to try that pear apple pie! Will have to try!

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  57. Carrie Allton 58

    I love pears on a flat crust pizza with blue cheese and hazelnuts. Mmmmm!!!

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  58. I like pears baked into coffee cake, and I like Harry & David pears on their own as a snack.

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  59. I’ve always wanted to try their pears!

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  60. Rita A 61

    I like slicing pears and mixing them in a salad!

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  61. Emma W Chapman 62

    I love pears.

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  62. Debbie Berry 63

    These were always one of my favorite gifts to receive in the office at holiday time!

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  63. Gloria R. 64

    17470 Warren Ave.

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  64. Laurin Custis 65

    Christmas isn’t Christmas at our house unless we have Harry and David Pears to slice and share with each one pear at a time!

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  65. Gloria R. 66

    My favorite way to fix pears is to make a mixture of honey, rum and ginger. Then to brush it on wedges of pears. Bake in oven at 400 degrees until bubbly and slightly brown. They are delicious. :)

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  66. Liz 67

    These recipes look amazing, can’t wait to try some out. LOVE pears!

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  67. Alicia cp 68

    i love H&D pears! I’m totally going to make cinnamon bread with marscapon and pears! All of my favorite things.

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  68. betty campbell 69

    want to try the pear salad

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  69. Lori 70

    My favorite dessert to serve in fall is a warm pear tart with vanilla ice cream. The recipe is easy and presents well too.

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  70. Margot Core 71

    I like to eat fresh pears with gruyere cheese. I have never had a Harry & David pear.

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  71. I just want my children to snack healthy! Instead of candy or fruit snacks, I like to have plenty of fresh options for the family to snack on! We love pears!!

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  72. Gail H. 73

    I always hated pears…many years ago, a customer I was working with sent me a box of H&D Royal Pears for the Holidays…when I got the box, I thought: Oh well! My husband convinced me to try them, and many boxes later….I now order several each Season, and I just rec’d my first! Sure would like to win another to try some of these recipes!!

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  73. Celeste B. 74

    I love pears on a salad.

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  74. Nikos Mama 75

    Love adding pears to a salad with mixed greens, goat cheese, candied nuts, pomegranate & a vinaigrette dressi!

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  75. Lori 76

    Would love to try some Harry and David Pears!

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  76. Debi 77

    I have had Harry & David pears and can honestly say they were the best I have ever eaten.
    I wish you could buy them in the grocery stores

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  77. Debra 78

    yum!

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  78. WE LOVE TO BAKE PEARS WITH A SPLASH OF WINE ON THEM , THERE GREAT!!!!

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  79. I enjoy pear salads.

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  80. Penny Wolf 81

    My very favorite way to eat these pears is out of hand. I must admit that your pear and gorgonzola salad looks pretty good! They are like nothing anyone can ever imagine.

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  81. Nichole H 82

    I like to eat the pears on a salad or just as they are.

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  82. Tricia 83

    Are Harry and David pears that juicy?

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  83. Karen W 85

    I make an apple / pear crumble that is delish!

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  84. Kelly D 86

    I enjoy pears in a salad.

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  85. mona 87

    I love cooked pears on my pizza it is so good

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  86. Debra Guillen 88

    I love a juicy pear all by itself

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  87. Stephanie 89

    I love pears in my salad!

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  88. Susan Broughton 90

    I have no experience with this brand but I love to eat pears just fresh. Taking a big bite out of a fresh pear is great!

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  89. Denise Wilson 91

    Plain off the core

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  90. jen page 92

    would love to sink my teeth into one!

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  91. I am salivating over these pear recipes especially that salad and the glazed pork. Changing dinner plans now.

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  92. barbara n 94

    Growing up we had a pear tree in our yard and I was too young to appreciate all those fresh pears! I would love to win!

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  93. Bonnie from Iowa 95

    Love eating fresh pears all by themselves!

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  94. Deborah 96

    I’m another pears-straight-up-one.

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  95. susan gortva 97

    I like to eat pears straight. I’m a no frills girl.

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  96. Alison 98

    Cut up in my lunch!

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  97. Vera K 99

    I have never cooked pears but I love them on a spinach salad.

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  98. Emiley Gaskill 100

    We love the taste and crunchy crisp flavors of pears in salads, desserts and even grilled! They are a perfect fruit so versatile!

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  99. Jere 101

    I would love these pears, they look delicious!!!

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  100. I’ve only ever eaten pears just raw as a snack. Our office has received H&D pears in the past and they are the most delicious pears I’ve ever tasted!

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  101. Bridget =) 103

    I love pears!

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  102. Susan Hatstat 104

    I have never had Harry & David pears. I would love to win this. Pears are my favorite fruit. I am a purist and would love to just enjoy them as is. There is nothing better than to bite into a firm fresh pear. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  103. Kaitlyn 105

    I love using Harry and David pears in my recipes – the ones you posted look divine!

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  104. Kaitlyn Hunt 106

    I love using Harry and David pears in my recipes – the ones you posted look divine!

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  105. Scott 107

    These are the only pears I eat. So good!

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  106. TERRY 108

    A juicy Harry and David pear right by itself! yum

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  107. Leela 109

    I love slicing them up when they are hard and tart and eating them on their own.

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  108. Kelly Wulf 110

    I have never had a Harry and David pear. I would very very much like to!!

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  109. Nancy L 111

    I love just eating pears plain! And Harry and David pears are especially juicy and wonderful!

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  110. Barbara 112

    Pears would be a welcomed gift!

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  111. Sheila Clissold 113

    I love pears and gorgonzola! I cut the pears in half & scoop the seeds and then oven roast them until they are almost tender. I fill the depression with the cheese and pop them back in the oven for just a couple of additional minutes. So good.

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  112. Kristen 114

    We used to send my grandmother Harry & David pears every year at Christmas and I remember how she went on & on about how they were the BEST PEARS EVER! I have tried them and completely agree…yum!

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  113. Nicole-Lynn 115

    I like making a pear crisp for a delicious dessert! Also, pear tarts for breakfast. My baby girl also likes fresh pears as a snack! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  114. Julie 116

    I made a tart some time back with poached pears. It was SO good!

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  115. Kim 117

    Used to work at a Harry & David mall outlet store! Love all their products and miss having them close! The pears are the best I’ve ever had, but the raspberry baklava was a special treat!

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  116. Cari J. 118

    Love H&D pears. Really miss going there to buy for Christmas. I used to love the cheesecake for Christmas.

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  117. Shirley Balentine 119

    Love just eating pears right out of the box. They are the best

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  118. Tracy Mew 120

    Looks delicious!

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  119. Karen D 121

    I love eating pear crisp

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  120. Ohmigosh, those pears look so delicious! I almost hope I don’t win, because I don’t think I would cook with them at all…they would be gone well before I could even start a recipe!

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  121. tammigirl 123

    I never had a Harry & David pear experience. I bought some pretty pears at Sam’s club today – I can’t wait to eat them with some colby cheese. Or some havarti. Or even some swiss. :)

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  122. miranda 124

    I love pears for breakfast

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  123. Judy E 125

    I had a friend make a pear pie, and fell in love with it! I so enjoy going to Medford to the big Harry & David store and buying my fruit and produce there, most especially those pears!

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  124. gary 126

    love plain pears

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  125. Lyndsey 127

    My favorite pear recipe is poached pears in red wine vanilla sauce.

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  126. Annette 128

    I love pear cobbler even more than peach cobbler, so that’s what I’d make with these.

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  127. betsy 129

    It has been years since I have had a Harry and David Pear.

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