8 Ways To Enjoy Pears and a Harry & David Royal Riviera Pear Giveaway
‘Tis the season for Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears! Have you tasted one of these pears? If not, boy are you missing out on a major treat. This fruit is truly nature’s candy. I was introduced to these pears a couple of years ago when I was fortunate enough to be invited to Oregon to visit with Harry & David and actually walk through their pear fields and meet with some of their growers. These pears are truly grown and hand picked with such care, I was so impressed. Stunning right? I started gifting Royal Riviera Pears to family and friends the last couple of years. They seriously make the best gifts … for a couple of reasons. They are great to send to those who are out of town and you are missing during the holidays. They also make the perfect gift for those family members who are hard to shop for. Everyone loves these pears! My favorite reason? To me, they represent a gift of health. I feel so much better about giving someone a box of fruit over candy or cookies (I know this isn’t probably a popular idea!) but to me, there are SO many sweets around us during the holidays, a box a fruit is a welcome treat to our taste buds and our bodies. Personally, I like to eat my pears in a salad or straight up. I just can’t help it, that is exactly how I enjoy them. But I have seen some wonderful and unique pear recipes floating around lately…I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. Oh, and most importantly…one lucky reader has a chance to win a box of Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears! Giveaway details are at bottom of post. (Also, if you are someone trying to get a head start on holiday shopping enjoy this Friends & Family 20% Off Coupon starting 11/6 – 11/11, use code FRIEND in checkout — also be sure check out Harry & David’s nice selection of gifts that have Free Shipping right now.)
Pear and Plum Pastry Tart from Foodiecrush
Cinnamon Pear Green Smoothie
Roasted Honey Pear Crostini from Reluctant Entertainer
Chicken, Pear and Avocado Salad
Mini Brie & Pear Appetizer Quesadillas from Cookin’ Canuck
and a few more…
Winter Fruit Salad from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto, Pears and Brie from Skinnytaste
Herbed Pasta with Pears and Blue Cheese from Farmgirl Gourmet
1 Winner will receive a box of Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears ($29.95 value)
To Enter: Please leave a comment telling me your favorite way to enjoy pears … straight up or in a favorite recipe?
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Giveaway starts Friday, November 7, 2014 and ends Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12 noon (EST). I will pick a winner randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner tool on my blog. Winner will be contacted by me via email and will have 48 hours to reply before another winner will be selected.
Disclosure: Thank you to Harry & David for providing winner with a box of Royal Riviera pears. I was also provided with a box of pears. There are affiliate links in this post.
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