Pears II

My love affair with pears continues this year. You might remember my pears photos post from August 25, 2010. My intentions are to incorporate them into a recipe but I end up just snacking on them. Let me know in the comment section your favorite pear recipes and leave a link if you got one. Also, do you know the names of either or both varieties photographed in both of my pear posts?

In the Wikipedia link I was mostly looking for nutritional value but was surprised to see the list of countries topping the pear production chart, with the US being at the number 3 slot.