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Old 04-01-08, 12:05 PM   #1
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Pear > Apple

The pear is a better tasting fruit than the apple. It also has a nicer consistency in the mouth which may contribute to its superior flavor.

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The pear is a better tasting fruit than the apple. It also has a nicer consistency in the mouth which may contribute to its superior flavor.

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I must disagree. If pears were so great, apple pie would not be the best thing ever made.
As it is, apple pie is the best thing, therefore apples > pears. Pears > oranges though.
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You have to have pears to run a fruit stand. If you went to run a fruit stand with apples, they would just laugh at you. I know it's not fair, but that's how the business works.
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I think that the variety of apple makes a huge difference. A good apple beats a good pear in my book.
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I must disagree. If pears were so great, apple pie would not be the best thing ever made.
As it is, apple pie is the best thing, therefore apples > pears. Pears > oranges though.
a cooked pear =\= a raw pear

a cooked apple =\= a raw apple

Therefore a cooked apple can not be be compared to a raw pear.

Regardless, have you ever enjoyed a nice pear chutney? I suspect a pear pie would be very good indeed. Though, i find it ironic that an apple must be spiced and cooked in order to reach the fantastic consistency of a pear.

Pear still wins.
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Apple. While I dearly love the taste of pears, they have such a small window of ripeness that I tend to get to the pears after they should have been eaten ...
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Apple. While I dearly love the taste of pears, they have such a small window of ripeness that I tend to get to the pears after they should have been eaten ...
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Asian pears are about the only pears that I can handle, but they are superior to essentially any apple. I had a fantastic batch of macoun apples back in central NY or maybe (maybe) Ontario, truly life-changing, but I've only seen that variety once since, and the ones I (re-) tried did not live up to the memory of the original macouns.

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If pears were so great, apple pie would not be the best thing ever made.
That's not really an apples to apples, so to speak, comparison. Eat a pie apple (pre-pie) next to your favorite pear and see which one you reach for a second helping of. The sugar butter etc... in the pie help those apples a lot.
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a cooked pear =\= a raw pear

a cooked apple =\= a raw apple

Therefore a cooked apple can not be be compared to a raw pear.

Regardless, have you ever enjoyed a nice pear chutney? I suspect a pear pie would be very good indeed. Though, i find it ironic that an apple must be spiced and cooked in order to reach the fantastic consistency of a pear.

Pear still wins.
each to their own...but I love apple pie, therefore apples>pears.
On occasion though, a pear poached in port wine is quite a nice way to end a nice meal.
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Asian pears are about the only pears that I can handle, but they are superior to essentially any apple. I had a fantastic batch of macoun apples back in central NY or maybe (maybe) Ontario, truly life-changing, but I've only seen that variety once since, and the ones I (re-) tried did not live up to the memory of the original macouns.



That's not really an apples to apples, so to speak, comparison. Eat a pie apple (pre-pie) next to your favorite pear and see which one you reach for a second helping of. The sugar butter etc... in the pie help those apples a lot.
it is all about potential...and apples have more potential (in general as some of them fail miserable at making pies).
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each to their own...but I love apple pie, therefore apples>pears.
On occasion though, a pear poached in port wine is quite a nice way to end a nice meal.
I will agree to this:

Tourte aux pommes with ice cream > pear
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OH not even close. The pear is a travesty of a fruit.. nasty consistency, weak flavor, and I have tried many different varieties... I will take an apple any day of the week.
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Pears are horrible. Apples ftw.

You never hear anybody say "a pear a day keeps the doctor away".

Braeburn apples > all
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Pears are horrible. Apples ftw.

You never hear anybody say "a pear a day keeps the doctor away".

Braeburn apples > all
It's a government conspiracy.
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OH not even close. The pear is a travesty of a fruit.. nasty consistency, weak flavor, and I have tried many different varieties...
Keep going until you get to the asian pears. But yeah a bosc in the pannier is not going to last to lunchtime.
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Pears can cure cancer, but the pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know that.
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Red Delicious apples tar all the other varieties w/ guilt by association.
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I have tried Asian pears... i have actually tried Asian pears in Asia... while light years better than Caucasian?? Pears... they still pale in comparison to a good Braeburn or Fuji.
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The Red Delicious used to be exactly that thing described by it's name. However, the hubris of the apple growers ruined that apple. Through selective manipulation of the variety, we ended up with a grainy, flavorless travesty that looked great on the outside. Then the growers got government assistance to cut down/burn/destroy the worthless trees they created.


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Granny Smith is the best tasting apple.

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Apple taste is dictated by sugar content. Sugar content is dictated by sunlight on apple skin during growth. But I do like a sweet Granny Smith with a bit of feta and a nice crakcer.
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