are cultivated in New Zealand and have a fuzzy brown skin with a surprisingly
green interior. With a flavor similar to strawberries and the tartness of
pineapple, they are perfect for a variety of uses. Firm fruits are easiest to
slice. You may want to use fresh
pears in this salad in the summer. There are over 5,000 varieties, so you will
have a great selection to choose from. Superior pears are grown in France,
California, Oregon and Washington. Pears are actually better if they are picked
when unripe and left to ripen in your kitchen or produce section of your local
grocery store. Canned pears are soft and juicy.
1 (16-ounce) can sliced pears in natural juices, undrained
Pour the whole can of pears into a medium glass serving dish.
Peel and slice the apple and stir into the pears.
2. Stir each of the following fruits into the pears as they are
prepared. Hull and slice strawberries. Peel and cube the
peaches. Cut the kiwifruit in half and scoop out the green
flesh with a dessert spoon, slice. Peel and slice the banana.
3. Refrigerate until serving time.
Makes 6 servings