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20 Asian Pear Recipes You Need to Try

These Asian pear recipes make use of the exotic fruit in the most delectable ways! From savory dishes to mouthwatering desserts, they’re all a must-try.

Asian pears are a delicious, underrated fruit. They’re juicy and sweet, with a slight tanginess that makes them perfect for snacking or using in recipes.

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20 Asian Pear Recipes You Need to Try: Poached Asian Pear with Spices and Syrup

With a texture that’s both crunchy and soft, their versatility is out of this world. You can use them in both sweet and savory dishes – they never fail to impress.

If you’re looking for some new ways to enjoy this underrated, yet absolutely delicious fruit, look no further! Here are my favorite Asian pear recipes. Enjoy!

1. Poached Asian Pear Dessert

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of trying a poached pear, they’re missing out on a real treat. This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy this classic dessert.

The pears are cooked in a sugar syrup until they’re tender and juicy, and then they’re served with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

I like to garnish mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon or some chopped nuts. If you’re feeling really indulgent, you can even add a drizzle of chocolate sauce. 

2. Asian Pear Crisp

For anyone looking for an Asian pear recipe that’s both delicious and easy to make, this is the perfect option.

The pears are first chopped and then mixed with of sugar, spices, and fresh ginger before being baked in an oven-safe dish.

The result is a fragrant and slightly sweet dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

3. Asian Pear Galette With Cardamom Whipped Cream

If you’re looking for a delicious and elegant dessert, look no further than this Asian pear galette.

The cardamom whipped cream is the perfect finishing touch to this dish. The pears are thinly sliced and arranged in a beautiful circular pattern on top of the flaky pastry crust.

The cardamom whipped cream is light and airy, yet has a rich flavor that complements the sweetness of the pears. I suggest serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

4. Asian Pear Cole Slaw

This is a versatile dish that can be served as a side or a main course.

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The sweet and tangy flavors of the Asian pears are a perfect complement to the crisp cabbage and crunchy celery. And if you’re looking for a little extra zing, add a dash of Sriracha sauce.

This dish is also relatively simple to make. Just shred the cabbage, slice the pear, and add the remaining toppings. For a complete meal, serve with grilled chicken or fish.

5. Asian Pear Apple Pie

There are few things in life more delicious than a freshly-baked pie, and this pie recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The combination of juicy pears and tart apples is the perfect balance of flavors, and the flaky crust is the perfect vessel for this tasty filling.

Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, and enjoy!

6. Pear Bread Recipe with Fresh Asian Pears

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to start baking all of your favorite seasonal recipes. This Asian pear bread recipe is the perfect way to welcome the cooler weather.

The pears add sweetness and moistness to the bread that’s irresistible, and the hints of cinnamon and walnuts give it a warm and spicy flavor.

This bread is delicious on its own, but it’s also great served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

7.  Asian Pear Marinated Steak

Who doesn’t love a good steak? juicy, flavorful, and hearty, it’s the perfect meal for any meat lover.

But what about those who are looking for something a little bit different? This is the perfect recipe for those who want to add a unique twist to their next dinner.

Tenderized by a marinade of Asian pears, soy sauce, and garlic, this steak is packed with flavor.

And when paired with a simple side of steamed rice, it makes for a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal.

8. Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Asian Pears

There’s nothing quite like the smell of rosemary roasting in the oven.

And when that rosemary is paired with sweet, succulent Asian pears, the result is an irresistible dish that is sure to please any crowd.

This recipe is easy to make and can be served as a main course or a side dish.

And best of all, it can be made ahead of time, so you can enjoy your guests without having to worry about last-minute prep.

9. Bacon, Lettuce, and Pear Sandwich (The BLP)

The BLP sandwich is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe perfect for any occasion.

Bacon, lettuce, and pear provide a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy flavors, while the yummy bread gives the sandwich a satisfyingly chewy texture.

The best part of this recipe is that it can be easily customized to your liking. Feel free to add more bacon or lettuce if you like, or swap out the pear for another type of fruit.

Serve the sandwich with a side of chips or a salad for ultimate satisfaction.

10. Artisan Pear & Prosciutto Pizza with a Balsamic Glaze

If you’re looking for a show-stopping pizza recipe, look no further than this stunning recipe.

The combination of sweet pears, salty prosciutto, and tangy balsamic glaze is absolutely delicious. The thin crust makes it a light and refreshing option.

Plus, it’s easy to make at home – no need to order delivery! Simply preheat your oven, roll out the dough, top with the toppings, and bake.

11. Harvest Salad with Asian Pears and Dijon Vinaigrette

If you’re in the mood for a light and healthy salad, this is the perfect dish.

The sweetness of the pears pairs beautifully with the tangy vinaigrette. The addition of pomegranate seeds and pecans gives the salad a lovely texture.

Store the salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to serve, simply add your desired toppings and enjoy!

12. Arugula Salad with Asian Pears

Asian pears add a unique sweetness and crunch to this otherwise savory salad. The arugula provides a peppery flavor that is balanced by the sweetness of the pears.

This dish also includes goat cheese, which adds a hint of creaminess and sharpness. I suggest serving this salad with grilled chicken or shrimp. The grill adds a smoky flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in the salad.

13. Asian Pear Sparkler

If you’re looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail, look no further than this sparkler.

This delicious drink combines the sweetness of pear juice with the brightness of lemonade, making it the perfect summertime sipper.

For an extra special touch, garnish each glass with a slice of Asian pear.

14. LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)

LA Galbi is a delicious Korean BBQ dish made with short ribs.

The meat is marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, then grilled to perfection. The result is a mouth-watering dish that is full of flavor.

Asian pears are the perfect complement to this dish, adding a touch of sweetness and acidity, and balancing the richness of the short ribs.

I suggest serving it with rice and a side of kimchi for a complete meal. 

15. Snow Fungus Soup with Asian Pear

This Asian-inspired soup is made with snow fungus, also known as white wood ear, goji berries, and Asian pear.

The snow fungus is harvested from trees in the wild and has a light, fluffy texture. It’s often used in Chinese medicine for its purported health benefits.

The Asian pear is a crisp and juicy addition that introduces some sweetness and balances out the other flavors in the soup.

16. Char Siu Squash, Chestnut Rice & Asian Pear Salad

Squash is one of those versatile vegetables that can be used in savory or sweet dishes.

This recipe takes advantage of its natural sweetness by pairing it with flavorful sauces and spices.

Crunchy Asian pears add a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the sauce mixture and squash, making this dish downright addictive.

17. Baesuk

Baesuk is a Korean dessert that’s simple to make and absolutely delicious. The recipe only calls for a few ingredients, and the finished product is a light and refreshing treat.

Baesuk is perfect for summer, as it is not too heavy or sweet. It can be served either cold or frozen, making it a great option for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

18. Asian Pear Crisp with Coconut and Ginger

This is a simple and tasty recipe that anyone can make. The pears are first tossed with orange juice and maple syrup to bring out their natural sweetness.

Then, they’re combined with the remaining ingredients and baked. The result is a crisp that is both sweet and spicy, with a hint of tropical flavor.

Serve this crisp as a dessert or snack, with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.

19. Apple Pear Steamed with Honey

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy way to enjoy apples and pears, look no further than this recipe.

The sweet flavor of the honey perfectly complements the tartness of the apples and pears, and the steaming process helps to retain all of the fruit’s nutrients.

Serve with a dollop of yogurt or ice cream for a truly decadent treat.

20. Dried 5-Spice Asian Pears

This is a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

The pears are first coated with a mixture of Chinese five spices – cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, ginger, and star anise.

The result is a sweet and savory treat that is perfect for snacking on or using as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.

20 Ways to Use Asian Pears

Asian pears are more than just for making dessert! While they’re great in pies and crisps, they’re also fantastic in steaks, pizza, and sandwiches!

Ingredients

  • Poached Asian Pear Dessert

  • Asian Pear Crisp

  • Asian Pear Galette With Cardamom Whipped Cream

  • Asian Pear Cole Slaw

  • Asian Pear Apple Pie

  • Pear Bread Recipe with Fresh Asian Pears

  • Asian Pear Marinated Steak

  • Rosemary Roasted Hasselback Asian Pears

  • Bacon, Lettuce and Pear Sandwich (The BLP)

  • Artisan Pear & Prosciutto Pizza with a Balsamic Glaze

  • Harvest Salad with Asian Pears and Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Arugula Salad with Asian Pears

  • Asian Pear Sparkler

  • LA Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)

  • Snow Fungus Soup with Asian Pear

  • Char Siu Squash, Chestnut Rice & Asian Pear Salad

  • Baesuk

  • Asian Pear Crisp with Coconut and Ginger

  • Apple Pear Steamed with Honey

  • Dried 5-Spice Asian Pears

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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