Last night I cut one of the dry apples and one of the pears as the little man looked on. Look slowly at the beautiful texture and color. The apples have a slightly softer outer skin and the pears are far more aromatic but they are both so irresistible.
I prefer to cut them slowly in slices and then enjoy them with a little tea, instead of eating them straight from the stem. This way, it is slower and more appreciative of the time, energy and love it took them to get ready. I find it more delicious too.