Hello there, fancy pants. Comice is an uber-sweet pear that bursts with juice and has a silky finish. Its rich flavor means you don’t have to eat anything else for dessert.
Since it’s SO juicy, it’s best to just devour this pear on its own. You can balance its rich flavor with a tangy Gorgonzola cheese. Cooking with this pear is a no-no!
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Look at that pear, short and stout! This cute little pear is often called the Christmas pear because the holiday season is the best time to spot them.
Comice was first cultivated in the mid-1800s near Angers, France and was given the formal name, Doyennè du Comice. Realizing that name was a mouthful, the name was shortened to the well-known Comice. The first red sports were discovered growing in orchards near Medford, Oregon in the 1900s.