Florida Sand Pears are not known for their beauty. In the world of fruit, they tend to get pushed into the back row, well behind the glistening Macintosh Apples and sparkling Navel Oranges. In fact, most people faced with a Sand Pear really don’t know what to do. People have even chopped down their tree, thinking they have diseased pears! No, just ugly pears, but beauty in this fruit’s case is under the mottled flesh. Once you peel away the brown and yellow, this pear is simply a naked apple, and can be treated as such.