A glass of fresh pear juice is a smooth, creamy and refreshing beverage. It is thicker than other juices, allowing you to really savor the flavor and feel as satisfied as you would eating a serving of fruit. Pears juice easily with an electric juicer and support a variety of accompanying flavors from other fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. That makes it easy to experiment and to combine the pears with peak-flavor, in-season ingredients. Select firm pears with bright skin that are free of bruises and other imperfections. While firmer pears aren’t quite ripe, they juice better, because if your pears are too soft, you may end up with more of a pear puree.
Things You'll Need
Wash the pears under cold, running water in the sink. Lightly scrub all the surface area with a produce brush to get off any dirt.
Core the pears and remove any seeds stuck in the remaining flesh. Discard the core, seeds and stem. Chop the pears into small enough chunks to fit in your juicer model’s tray and tubes.
Chop and prepare any additional ingredients you want to use in your pear juice. Other fruits, such as apple, pineapple and mango, work well, as do some vegetables, like cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, carrots or broccoli. Add them to the juicer along with any herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, clove or ginger.
Run the pear and other ingredients through your juicer according to your model’s instructions. Scrape out any remaining pulp and run it through again, if necessary.
Remove the juice compartment and serve the pear juice. Drink the juice fresh because you should not store unpasteurized juices.
Keep the pears refrigerated until you use them.
Centrifugal-style electric juicers may work better than masticating-style electric juicers to provide a stronger flavored juice.
If you juice only pears and the result is thicker than you like, dilute it to the desired consistency with apple juice.
References and ResourcesU.S. Food and Drug Administration: Raw Produce -- Selecting and Serving it Safely
Cook's Illustrated: Electric Juicers
ABC News: Drink Your Vegetables: How to Juice Like a Pro
The Juice Nut: Pear Juice
Whole Living: Cucumber-Pear Juice