Use a stainless-steel potato peeler and put the peeled pears into a bowl of cold water. Add the juice of a large lemon or 2-3 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice. Alternatively, depending on the recipe you have chosen, the pears can be put directly into a wine or sugar syrup to keep them from discoloring. For the most appealing presentation, try to choose either Comice, Conference or Packham varieties that are a standard size and have a true pear shape.
Peeled pears may be poached, stewed, baked or even pickled in a wide variety of recipes. They are delicious with fish and poultry.
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