USA-grown canned pears are the world’s most flavorful and flexible fruit. (At least we think they are!) And it’s high time we peeled back the curtain and showed off all that they can do. That’s where you come in! We’re asking schools to share their creative, unexpected and just plain goooood recipes featuring canned pears.

Use the form below to submit a photo and description of your canned pear dish as you serve it to your students. That’s it!


1st Place $1,500
2nd Place $1,000
3rd Place $500

PLUS, everyone who enters will also score a $10 Starbucks gift card just for entering!

We’ll be judging on…

Plate appeal

We all know USA-grown canned pears are dang tasty right out of the can, but what creative ways do you serve them? Show us how you feature canned pears at your school.

Unexpected pearing

Adding juicy canned pears to a recipe can be an unexpected surprise. Show us your personal spin. Smoothies, desserts, entrées—it’s all fair game!

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 22, 2020.

2019 Winners

First Place

Grilled Chicken with Sweet and Sour Bartlett Pear Sauce
Submitted by Gloria Stoverink
Jackson High School, Jackson, MO

Second Place

Canned Pear Hulk Smoothie
Submitted by Annette King
Centennial Arts Academy, Gainesville, GA

Third Place

Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Salsa
Submitted by Joshua Bain
Elizabeth Area School District, Elizabeth, PA