Frieda's Specialty Produce Asian Pears


What is an Asian Pear?

  • Asian Pears have the crisp sweet crunch of an apple combined with the aromatic flavor and texture of a pear. Their colors range from green, to yellow, to brown, depending on the variety. Asian Pears are the oldest cultivated pears known, dating back to 1100 BC.

How to Eat

  • Eat out of hand, add to fruit salads, or bake like apples. Also delicious simply sliced thin and paired with cheese.

Health Benefits

  • Great source of fiber.

How to Choose

  • Choose firm, bruise-free fruit.

How to Store

  • Keep refrigerated.

When are they in season?

  • U.S.A. Asian Pears are available July-January. Chile Asian Pears are available February-June.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A. and Chile


Asian Pear and Red Wine Sorbet

Asian Pear and Red Wine Sorbet Original photo and recipe by Chef Becca/It’s Yummi! Ingredients 5 pounds ripe Asian Pears 2/3 cup granulated cane sugar 3 cups Burgundy or port wine 3 cups water 1 Cinnamon Stick (about 2-3 inches … Continue reading

Poached Asian Pears in Raspberry Sauce

Poached Asian Pears in Raspberry Sauce Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s Asian Pears 1 cup apple juice 1 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup water Few strips of lemon or orange peel Raspberry Sauce: 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed 2 … Continue reading

Ricotta Apple Crepês

Ricotta Apple Crepês Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 2 large apples (such as green dragon or your favorite heirloom variety) or Asian pears, sliced 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon … Continue reading

Asian Pear Sauce

Ingredients: 2 medium Frieda’s Asian Pears, cored, peeled, and cut into quarters 1 slice lemon 4 whole cloves 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons honey Steps: In a saucepan, place Asian Pears with 3 cups water, lemon peel, and cloves. … Continue reading

Water Chestnut Fruit Salad

Water Chestnut Fruit Salad Ingredients: 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut in 1/2-inch chunks 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear (may substitute regular apple or pear) 2 cups fresh fruit (such as strawberries, peaches, pineapples, kiwifruit, honeydew, cantaloupe, or   mandarin oranges), … Continue reading

Apple Pie Crepes A La Mode

Apple Pie Crepes A La Mode Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 3 cups chopped apples like green dragon or heirloom apple variety. (Also try it with Asian pears!) 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 … Continue reading

Fruit and Shallot Stir Fry

Fruit and Shallot Stir Fry Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear, cored and chopped 1 papaya or mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces 6 Frieda’s Kumquats, sliced 1 3-ounce package Frieda’s Shallots, sliced 2 … Continue reading

Banana Ambrosia Salad with Sherry Dressing

Banana Ambrosia Salad with Sherry Dressing Ingredients: Radicchio or red leaf lettuce, torn Romaine lettuce, torn ¾ cup Frieda’s Dried Starfruit, finely chopped 1 Asian Pear, thinly sliced 1-2 Manzano, Burro, or Red Bananas, peeled and sliced 1 large orange, … Continue reading

Gingered Fruit Compote

Gingered Fruit Compote Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, minced ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 8-ounce bag Frieda’s Kumquats, sliced 1 Frieda’s Asian Pear, or regular pear, cored and chopped 1 cup seedless … Continue reading

Asian Pear Ambrosia with Ginger Dressing

Asian Pear Ambrosia with Ginger Dressing Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup plain yogurt ½ cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds 2 teaspoons honey 2 teaspoons Frieda’s Ginger, minced 2 papayas, seeded and cut into chunks 2 cups seedless grapes, halved 2 … Continue reading

Fruit Basket Crepes

Fruit Basket Crepes Ingredients: 8 Frieda’s French Style Crêpes, at room temperature 2 Kiwifruit or gold kiwifruit, peeled and diced 1 Asian pear, cored and diced 2 ripe bananas (or try red bananas), peeled and thinly sliced 1 navel orange … Continue reading

Asian Pear and Shrimp Salad

Asian Pear and Shrimp Salad Ingredients 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/3 cup lemon juice (try a seedless lemon) 2 tablespoons minced parsley 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Lettuce leaves 1 pound cooked large shrimp, … Continue reading

Glazed Fruit Tarts

Glazed Fruit Tarts Ingredients: 12 Frieda’s Won Ton Wrappers ¼ cup apple juice concentrate, thawed 1 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot 2 cups fresh fruit, chopped such as Frieda’s Sunrise Papaya, Mango, Asian Pear, Kiwifruit, Cherimoya ½ cup low-fat whipped cream, … Continue reading