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Just because stone fruit and melons are disappearing from the markets doesn't mean baking with fruit is over til next year. If you've never experienced the silky, velvety, fruity flavor that pears lend to your favorite baked goods, now's the time to go all in. Feel like something a little heavier? The other thing that pears are good for is meat. Use them in a sweet glaze for a standing rib roast or to add complexity to a hearty roast beef sandwich. Here are our 8 favorite ways to work this seasonal fruit into your game.

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