Friday, January 18, 2013

Forelle Pears



Imagine my delight when I spied these in the grocery store recently.
Forelle pears.
There wasn't a blemished one in the bin. 



Forelle pears are thought to have originated in Germany in the 1600s and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s.  However they arrived, I'm glad they did!!
The pears are small, really too small to do anything with other than enjoy them as they are.
They have a dense flesh that, when ripe, is very sweet.
I think they'd make a perfect appearance on a cheese platter.





24 comments:

  1. Good morning. I didn't know the history on these pears. Your photo is lovely! Enjoy them.

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  2. Thank you for making an introduction to the Forelle pear for me! I'm going to have to go in seach of these. Evan LOVES pears. blessings ~ tanna

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  3. I was once lucky enough to get these canned..it ma sound funny to think one lucky for a canned product..but they were delicious and beautiful on certain salad and tucked into mini mini cakes..I never found them again.
    Love finding miniatures:)

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  4. have never seen one of these, i do love pears though... so i am sure i would like these.

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  5. Now I shall have to hunt for these! They sound wonderful.

    Carol

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  6. Now that's something I haven't seen before. I love fresh pears and would be curious to try this variety.

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  7. I adore pears. But I don't believe I have ever seen that type. I will be looking!!!
    xo Kris

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  8. I've never seen these pears, either. But I love fresh pears, having only canned when I was younger!

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  9. I love a good pear! And how rare to find a whole bin without a blemish.

    Thanks for dropping in. We have enjoyed the snow much more today – complete with sledding and snowball fights. The boys and I piled in a sled together and had a blast! Hoping to enjoy it a little more before it all melts away.

    Happy new year to you and yours!

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  10. Bonnie, They are so pretty. I love the pink blush. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

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  11. I love pears, I'll have to look out for them next time I am at the store. Hopefully our cold snap on Sunday won't last too long!

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  12. Very pretty, glad you found them! Happy Weekend:@)

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  13. Gosh, you know just everything about food! I have never heard of these kind of pears, and I have heard of many kinds, too!

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  14. I've never had one --or if I did eat one, I didn't know the name of it... My hubby loves Bosc pears --so we get them quite often. They are really good eating pears.

    Thanks... I learned something.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. What pretty pears and amazing no blemishes. I never have any luck picking out pears for some reason...
    Sam

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  16. I have a couple of those trees in my orchard...the pears are small but very good.

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  17. I don't think I've ever seen them here. What a lovely little pear!

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  18. These pears are beautiful. I love pears that have a slight blush.

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  19. Those are perfection! Love the photo!

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  20. i don;t think i have ever had one of these types of pears before. They look beautiful and delicious

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  21. gorgeous - they're called forelle because their skin looks like the skin of a trout and forelle means trout in german

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  22. There are few things more beautiful in the physical world than a pear, particularly that kind.

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  23. These are so pretty! Love the photo, shall definitely look out for forelles in the future.

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