Can Do Winners

2023 Can Do Contest Winners

We asked to see new and inventive ways of using pears in your favorite recipes and your response has blown us away! We are thrilled to announce the 3 winners of this year’s Can Do Contest:

1st Place
Spiced Pear Sharlotka
Callie Gavorek, Chartwells K12 Great Lakes Region
Detroit, MI

2nd Place
Pear Marinated Korean Bulgogi with Pear & Cucumber Kimchi
Camille Korenek, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

3rd Place
Chilean Pumpkin & Pear Empanadas
Andrew Francisco, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Here’s what we judged on…

Plate Appeal

We all know U.S. Grown canned pears are dang tasty right out of the can, but our winners went over and above with creative ways to serve our favorite canned fruit!

Unexpected Pearings

Adding juicy canned pears to a recipe can be an unexpected surprise. Check out our recipe collection for inspiration.