Step1: Â Get the tools you will need – a knife and a cutting board. Â You may need a towel if the pear has thorns still in place. Â This particular one did not and a towel was not needed.
Step 2: Â Lay pear on its side and remove the top stem.
Step 3: Â Flip and remove the bottom stem, which also creates a base forÂ the next step.
Step 4: Â Stand pear upright and cut the skin as you would a pineapple.
Step 5: Â Rotate and continue to cut the skin.
Step 6: Â All the skin has been removed.
Step 7: Â The pear cut in half, which is not required but for anyone who is curious about what is inside the pear â€“ here is what it looks like. Â At this point proceed to prepare the prickly pear per recipe instructions. Â I do not recommend taking a bite. Â I did and it doesnâ€™t taste good â€“ trust me on this one!