Comice are among the sweetest and juiciest of all varieties of pears, and are a favorite in holiday gift boxes and baskets. Their flesh can best be described as creamy in texture, full of juice, and very sweet. For many pear lovers, Comice is the pinnacle variety of pears. With the highest sugar content of all pears, the Comice is sweet and juicy, with a rich buttery flavor and a smooth, fine texture. The juiciness of the Comive keeps it from being a good cooking pear. These pears aren't ideal for poaching because of their relatively delicate nature and juiciness, but they're great for baking. During ripening, the greenish-yellow color of the Comice changes very little. Instead, it will yield to pressure and soften around the stem when fully ripe.