There are many different kinds of Asian pears in the world. They are also known as Pyrus pyrifolia , Chinese pear, Korean pear , Japanese pear, Taiwanese pear, and sand pear. Looking more like an apple than a pear, Asian pears are often labeled "apple pear" but this fruit is strictly a pear and not a hybrid. According to Chinese medicine, Asian pears have certain health benefits. Many Chinese and Taiwanese people believe steamed or stewed pear is a special remedy for a sore throat and dry cough.
Asian Pear Maple Crisp
Asian Pear Maple Crisp - Will Cook For Smiles
Asian pears are crisp and perfectly juicy when eaten raw. They cook up nicely, too, as in this Asian pear crisp. Any pear will work in this recipe—Anjou pears and Bosc pears are particularly good for baking. A bit of garam masala and warm cardamom gives this crisp a little spicy kick, but feel free to leave it out and use cinnamon in their place if you or your spice rack is so inclined.
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When creating this recipe, I knew I wanted something light and crisp, so I used a classic tempura-style beer batter to achieve that result. It pairs nicely with fragrant roasted Asian pears and cinnamon-sugar. Sign up for the best of Food Republic, delivered to your inbox Tuesday and Thursday.
This Asian Pear Slaw is a little crunchy, a little sweet, and a little spicy! It pairs well with any Thai or Asian dish. Vegan, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.