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Pears
When it comes to fall fruits, apples far surpass pears in popularity (per-capita consumption of apples is 15 pounds versus about 3 pounds for pears. Pears, which are a sweet source of fiber, deserve your love, though; if not for their delicious taste than for their unexpected versatility. Roast a halved pear and sprinkle it with cinnamon, a dollop of yogurt and a spoonful of nuts for a sweet-savory breakfast that's more surprising than the usual apple and cinnamon. Or dice a pear and mix it into cereal or granola; a ripe pear is easy to chew and provides a nice complement to the crunchy grains. Or slice one thinly and put it on toast with a smear of ricotta or cream cheese (add ham or prosciutto for more substance).