Thursday, August 25, 2011

Asian Pear Crisp Recipe

Asian pear is also known as apple pear and I can see why. It is as if this round fruit started off wanting to be an apple then changed its mind and wanted to become a pear. The mixed up little fruit that is named after a pear but not shaped anything like a pear is shaped instead like an apple. Ready to eat when it is still firm just like an apple instead of when it has softened like an ordinary pear, Asian pear has two layers of skin, the one underneath is green and like an apple skin while the skin on the surface is brown and paper-like.

I just made some pear crisp. It is really good!

Asian Pear Crisp

· 12 Asian pears
· 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
· 3/4 cup brown sugar
· ¾ cup honey
· 3 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon nutmeg
· 1/8 tsp. salt
· 1 cup flour
· 1 cup old fashioned oats
· 10 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375. Quarter, core, peel, ad chop pears. Put pears in a large bowl and toss with vinegar. Add 1/4 cup honey, ¼ cup brown sugar spices, and salt and toss to combine thoroughly. Spread pears into two 4-quart baking dishes and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and oats, 1/2 cup honey and ½ cup brown sugar, and butter and cut or work butter into flour mixture (this can be done easiest with your fingers.)
3. Spread flour mixture over pear mixture. Bake until center fruit mixture browned and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Let sit at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm.
Makes 6 to 8 big servings

I have all this on a recipe card here


  1. Best served when chilled in my opinion. Know what? You can even try it as a pie filling.

  2. Vilas I like your idea of serving it chilled. I also agree this lovely fruit would make a good pie filling. Do you have a recipe to share? That would be fun! This is my most visited page! A lot of people are looking for ways to prepare Asian pear. Thank you for your input!


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