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