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The Best Way to Peel Pears

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Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.
The Best Way to Peel Pears
Close-up of a pear on a plate. Photo Credit: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

The best way to peel pears is similar to the way a potato or an apple is peeled. Cutting the peel away with a knife can remove too much of the fruit, but a vegetable peeler offers greater control in removing only the thin layer of peel. When peeling pears, it's important to retain as much of this healthy fruit as possible. One medium pear has only about 100 calories but is a source of fiber and vitamin C, yet it has no sodium, fat or cholesterol.

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Step 1

Wash the pears under cool running water.

Step 2

Dry the pears with a paper towel.

Step 3

Position the vegetable peeler at the stem of the pear and pull it down to the bottom of the pear. Continue peeling off the skin in strips until all the skin is removed.

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