Perfect Pear Treats

Take your kids to pick fruit at a local orchard this month, then whip up some fun and healthy treats at home.

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Mini Pear Crisps

Alison Miksch

Mini Pear Crisps

This hot-and-cold dish will be an instant family fave.


Makes: 4 servings

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Fruit-and-Cheese Salad

Alison Miksch

Fruit-and-Cheese Salad

Put the kids' dressing on the side, so they can switch to ranch or another flavor if they don't like the vinaigrette.


Makes: 4 servings

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Indian-Spiced Chicken with Relish

Alison Miksch

Indian-Spiced Chicken with Relish

If you haven't put away your outdoor grill yet, barbecue the chicken for about 15 minutes instead of pan-grilling.


Makes: 4 servings

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Pinwheel Pear Tart

Alison Miksch

Pinwheel Pear Tart

Let your kids "paint" the pastry with milk and then dust on some sugar.


Makes: 6 to 8 servings

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Princess Tea Sandwiches

Alison Miksch

Princess Tea Sandwiches

The perfect treat for your next playdate or tea party.


Makes: 12 open-face sandwiches

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Pear-Bear Muffins

Alison Miksch

Pear-Bear Muffins

Your kids will go wild for this healthy after-school snack.


Makes: about 24 muffins


Originally published in the October 2008 issue of Parents magazine.