My Asian Pear Love Affair

Historically, I've never liked pears. Until recently, I've found pears to have a mealy texture with a unpleasant too-thick skin. This was how I felt until...I tried an Asian Pear. I admit I was biased thinking all pears must taste the same, Asian pears are delightful! They are much sweeter, and more apple-like in texture. Several arrived in my CSA box this week and they've already been devoured by my bf and I.

If you've never been a pear person like I was...I challenge you to try an Asian pear. (And a little tip, pair the pear with a savory cheese like bleu or pecorino and enjoy - delish!)

8 comments

olivia rae said...

I've never been a pear person, yet I've been eying the Asian pears at our farmers' market! They're so beautiful I knew they had to be different! Can't wait to try one.

Kris said...

These are so gorgeous. I love pear juice too!

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Nicole said...

I LOVE Asian pears! That's one huge thing I miss about being at home. My parents bought them for several weeks every year. It was SOOO good!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've always liked pears but I've never tried an asian pear! I must try one!!

Vivian said...

I love Asia pears too! And such a good idea to pair them with bleu cheese.

Linda said...

I love Asian pears. A friend of ours has a tree so we get them by the bushel. Good thing I like them so much!

Leigh said...

I just discovered asian pears too, and i love them! here's a yummy salad i've been making: baby arugula, asian pear slices, celery (sliced thinly on the bias), all tossed with a bit of champagne vinegar and evoo! Yuuuuummmy!

teresa-bug said...

I am just the opposite...I love pears and apples but tried an Asian Pear this year and didn't care for it. I can't really explain why, though.