Forelle Pears: Gorgeous but Disappointing

forelle pears

Forelle Pears

I found these beautiful Forelle Pears in the grocery store a few days ago.  I love pears, especially red bartletts and boscs.

forelle pears

The PLU is 4418

I had never seen such gorgeous Forelle Pears before, so I was eager to try them.  These are from Chile, and here’s a link to USAPears and another to Epicurious in case you need to brush up on your pear knowledge.  Like all pears that I buy, I left these on the kitchen counter to ripen and soften for a couple of days.  In the meantime, they were models for a few of these pictures.

Forelle pears

Pictured sans salami

 

Finally, today, I sliced up one of these, and my impression? The first one was quite sweet, but the mealy texture was a big disappointment.  I put the second one in the fridge and later tried it chilled to see if refrigeration might help the texture.

 

 

Because charcuterie and fruit are almost always a winner for me, I even tried to help out this second pear by eating it with a bit of hard salami. (Sorry, I ate up the salami too fast to take a picture…)

Forelle pears

Sweet but Still Disappointing

Unfortunately, the second pear, although just as sweet, still had a mealy texture that was off-putting.

Forelle Pears

Pretty but…

So, I suppose you can’t judge a Forelle Pear by its cover.

Forelle pears

Forelle Pears do make beautiful models

But aren’t they so pretty?

–G

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