Apple or Pear?

What’s crispy like an apple, but juicy like a pear?

Answer: Asian Pear!

Also known as “Apple Pears,” the U.S. season for these favorite fruits is just starting now.

Have you eaten an Asian Pear lately? Freshly harvested fruit will be arriving at supermarkets around the country over the next few weeks. Asian Pears look a bit like golden-brown apples. They are crisp, extremely juicy, mildly sweet and very refreshing! Unlike European Pears, Asian Pears should be firm and crisp when you eat them. But they can also be cooked and used in recipes that call for regular pears or apples.

If you’ve never had this delicious fruit, now is the time to try it. And if you have kids, be sure to give them a taste – most kids love Asian Pears!

Asian Pear Ambrosia with Ginger Dressing
Asian Pear and Shrimp Salad
Poached Asian Pears in Raspberry Sauce
Ricotta Apple Crepes