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How to Ripen Pears at Home

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

Pears ripen from the inside out, so the best way to know if a pear is ripe or not is to apply gentle pressure to the neck (stem end). If your pears aren’t ripe yet, there are a few ways to encourage them to ripen more quickly.