Pear-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream with Pecan Cookies

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A Passion for Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 2003

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In the realm of pastry arts, the pear is underappreciated. It does not have the popularity of the apple even though it has more to offer. Pears have a wonderful perfume and complex flavor. An apple is intense and upfront in its flavor. A pear is more subtle and sophisticated. In baking, almost anything you can do with apples you can make with pears with more delicious results. The main reason for its low esteem is that the pear is one of the few fruits that must ripen after it is picked. Wh