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Pear Lovers Contest: Perfect Pear Recipe

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Pear Lovers Contest: Perfect Pear Recipe

A new crop of USA Pears brings a new crop of recipes as Epicurious.com and the growers of USA Pears “pear” up to bring home cooks “The Perfect Pear” recipe contest this Fall.

Pear lovers are invited to visit the website to submit an original recipe with fresh, sweet, and juicy USA Pears as an ingredient for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for two to Oregon’s wine country with accommodations at The Allison Inn and Spa and a $750 spa gift certificate, plus a VIP winery tour and tasting courtesy of Oregon’s landmark Domaine Serene winery.

Delectable recipes taking the second and third place titles will win American Express Gift Cards valued at $1,000 and $500 respectively.

Here’s the entry form.

Along with how to enter your recipe, learn some pear tips and pear trivia.

Did you know the Pear Bureau Northwest was established in 1931 as a nonprofit marketing organization to promote the fresh pears grown in Oregon and Washington?

I love pears!

Today, the United States is the second largest pear-producing country in the world, and Oregon and Washington comprise the nation’s largest pear growing region with 1,600 growers producing 84% of all fresh pears grown in the United States. Pears grown in these two Pacific Northwest states are distributed under the “USA Pears” brand.

Pears are an excellent source of fiber (24% DV) and a good source of vitamin C (10% DV) for only 100 calories per medium sized pear.  Sweet and juicy with no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol, pears are a perfect choice for a snack as well as for any course of any meal of the day.

I love pears!

Entries will be accepted through November 7, 2010.  The culinary experts at Epicurious.com will judge the pear recipe entries, taking into consideration the following criteria: clarity of recipe instructions (25%); taste of finished recipe (25%); best interpretation of contest theme (25%); and, originality of recipe (25%).

Become a pear expert, craft a delicious pear recipe, and enter for a chance to win!

  1. I love pears too!!
    Wish they were a bit more durable though.
    Had an Asian Pear Mojito yesterday at a restaurant – probably not going to be my favorite way to eat pears but it was interesting.

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