Korean Pears are also commonly called Apple Pears and Asian Pears. With their crisp texture and subtly sweet flavor, they are a true treat during the fall and winter moths. There’s some exciting, good news in the culinary world today.
Korean Pear season has begun!
Melissa’s Produce is the largest distributor of Asian Pears in the United States, and I was fortunate enough to receive a few samples just as they’re hitting the stores.
What do Asian Pears taste like?
Juicy, sweet, and super crisp, these pears are like no other. They have floral notes and the subtle taste of honey.
I can’t get enough of them during their season. Such a treat!
The skin is very thin and almost never has even a tiny blemish.
These large, apple-shaped pears are treated with a whole lot of love during their growing process.
Below is a very cute, short video that will take you through their pampered life, and show you just how they become so gorgeous and delicious.
Using Asian Pears
As with most superb fruits, they’re divine simply out of hand — however, they can be the star in many recipes, too.
- They’re great in salads for sweetness and crunch.
- Asian Pears are fabulous with blue cheeses served as an appetizer.
- They can be puréed and used in dressings, sauces, and marinades.
- These pears are also wonderful baked and roasted.
How long is Korean Pear season?
The season for these incredible delicious pears typically starts mid-October, peaks in December, and goes through March.
I want you to see how versatile they can, and how they impart their wonderful flavor and aroma into anything they’re paired with in the kitchen.
Where to buy Asian Pears
When they’re in season, you will usually find them in most major super markets, including Whole Foods, and at your local Farmers Market. You can also buy them here.
A few of my favorite Korean Pear recipes:
- Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Korean Pears
- Honey-Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Honey-Cinnamon Mascarpone
- Grilled Rib Eye Steak Marinated in Asian Spices and Korean Pear
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 🙂