Ripe 'n Ready Times - Spring 2011
The Ultimate Summer Menu Guide


Welcome to a summer's worth of delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes that feature a favorite pantry staple, canned pears. Front and center or in the secret sauce, canned pears add ripe pear flavor and texture to a variety of dishes. Use our snack, salad, entree and dessert recipes to design the perfect menu for back yard barbecues, family reunions, tailgate feasts, weekend retreats or weeknight family dinners. 


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All-American Chopped Salad


All-American Chopped Salad - Salad to go? Sure! Pack ingredients in separate bags or containers. Just before you eat, add the dressing to the bag with the greens and shake gently. Divide among the plates and top with remaining ingredients.


Thai-Style Pear Salad - Pears marinated with Thai flavors provide a burst of flavor in this simple salad.


Nutty Pear Slaw - An easy side dish solution for grilled seafood, poultry and meat.

Grilled Pear & Prosciutto Flatbread

Grilled Pear & Prosciutto Flatbread - Cornmeal adds crunch to this yeast bread dough. The recipe for 12 flatbreads can be easily divided to serve 6 or 4.


Try our Asian Pear BBQ Pork bowls - The secret ingredient for the marinade paste and BBQ sauce: canned pears. 


Grilled Halibut with Sweet & Spicy Pear Salsa - This quick flavorful meal combines convenience and freshness with epicurean flair.


For larger groups:

Pear-Lemon Cake with Raspberry Drizzle

Pacific Island Pear-Coconut Bars

For an unexpected surprise:

Red Hot Cinnamon Pear Sundaes


Make your own fruit leather with our recipe, 

Pear Roll-ups.


English Muffin with Pear & Peanut Butter

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