Forelle pears are small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length, and are symmetrical in shape with a rounded, bell-shaped base tapering to a short neck with a slender light green stem. The smooth, thin skin transforms from green to yellow when ripe and is covered in red blushing, crimson lenticels or pores, and has a slightly waxy sheen. The flesh is dense, coarse, moist, and off-white to cream-colored, encasing a few black-brown, tear-drop shaped seeds in a central core. When ripe, Forelle pears are crisp with sweet and tangy flavors and a hint of cinnamon.
Forelle pears are best suited for raw applications as their small size is inconvenient for use in cooked recipes. They are most commonly enjoyed fresh as a snack, as an accompaniment in winter salads, and used as a garnish for savory soups. They can also be used in oatmeal, on cereal, in pancakes or waffles, layered in sandwiches, paninis, and quesadillas, chopped into salsa or used as a chocolate fondue item.
?They will keep 2-4 days when stored at room temperature and a couple of weeks when stored in a perforated bag in the refrigerator.