Crimson in color, sometimes with light vertical stripes. Red Anjou consists of a mild, sweet flavor with a smooth texture and an abundance of juice when fully ripe. They are much the same as their Green counterparts in all aspects aside from color. This color makes them distinctive. When displayed in a fruit bowl on your counter or as a table centerpiece, their color sets a brilliant tone. During Christmas time, use a mix of Red and Green Anjous to create a display of seasonal appeal!
The red color makes for great aesthetic appeal for dishes in which the skin is left on. Consider slicing fresh, tossed in a garden salad. Aside form the skin color, there is no difference in cooking quality with Red Anjous compared to using Green Anjous. They are great for cooking, baking, poaching and roasting.
Red Anjous show only slight change in color as they ripen, which is another characteristic shared with their Green Anjou counterparts. The best indication of ripeness for any pear is the thumb test: gentle thumb pressure near the stem will yield slightly when the pear is ripe.
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