They can be sliced and consumed as a dessert or a snack, layered in sandwiches, mixed into salads, displayed on a cheese board or baked dishes including pear tarts or cakes. Abate pears compliment strong cheeses such as blue cheese and goat cheese, use them to make fruit chutney or pair the pear with balsamic vinegar. Turkey and poultry matches pear flavors perfectly. Don't wait too long to eat them, as they are best eaten when crisp.
Abate are one of the most popular pears in Italy and is highly regarded by locals as a uniquely Italian fruit. Abate pears are cultivated in a protected region of Emilia-Romagna.