Fall 2020
Presenting the 2020 CAN DO Challenge Winners!
Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge and congrats to our winners for their creative and delicious ways to use Pacific Northwest Canned Pears. Check out the winning recipes below.
We know many of you won’t be scratch cooking when the school year starts. If you are packing your own individually wrapped sides, consider the canned pears that you have in inventory to meet the meal pattern requirement for fruit.

Here’s what’s in our #10 cans
Don’t toss the juice! Select Use the Juice in the Recipe Type drop-down menu for ideas.
We’ve just made it easier to put recipe-ready U.S. grown canned Bartlett pears to work on your meal and snack menus. Check out our 12 recipes formatted for production in schools with meal pattern credits. Select “K-12 Schools” in the dropdown menu.
Bake Me A Cake, In A Sheet Pan!
Perfectly ripe, juicy canned Bartlett pears are ready when you are to bake this impressive Pear Carrot Cake.
Chock full of produce with a heady aroma of Thai flavors, Pear and Sweet Potato Red Thai Curry hits the spot.
It's Harvest Season
Each year as summer winds down, Pacific Northwest Bartlett pear growers and canners join forces to bring you top quality canned pears. The pear's trip from the tree to the can is an annual ritual that begins with field supervisors and growers determining when the fruit is ready to pick.