Around this time, every year, I start frequenting the market, looking for perfect, almost-ripe pears. They add such a fresh, clean flavor that is uniquely their own to desserts and salads. Roasting pears or adding them to traditionally savory dishes, like gratins and cheese tarts, is also a perfect way to relish autumn's best in a delicious way. Add these creative, purely French pear recipes to your personal cookbook to give your kitchen repertoire a boost.
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Poached Pears Photo: ŠKevin Marsh