Poor pears. Every fall, they get out-shined by apples. Which is unfair, because they’re just as versatile and just as good when they’re in season (which happens to be RIGHT NOW). So we’re going to root for the underdog, here, and challenge you to cook a pear dish this weekend. It could be anything: a brunch-worthy crepe, a relish draped over a lamb loin, a red-wine soaked pie. Just pick up an armful of d’anjou, bartlett, or comice pears, and let your imagination run wild. Or, pick one of the 20 awesome recipes in the slideshow above.