We had a wonderful pear pick the other day. Although these little beauties were a tad bit grainy when eaten fresh they taste fabulous in baking.
Prairie pears are a little tricky because you don't want to let them ripen on the tree or they will get mushy and brown inside. You need to pick them when they are hard and let them ripen on the counter. If you get the timing right you can have a lovely soft (not mushy) pear with delicious white fruit to enjoy. It just takes a little patience and practice.