Asian Pear Recipes

Asian pear slices

Asian pear slices

This page contains many recipes for cooking with Asian pears.

However, we are strong believers that the best way to enjoy an Asian pears is just to peel them, slice them, and eat them raw!

Asian Cuisine

Asian pears have a long culinary history in most traditional Asian cuisines.  

Grating an Asian pear

Grating an Asian pear

Ground pears are commonly used as a healthy sweetener in vinegar- or soy sauce-based sauces and because they contain enzymes that tenderize meat, they are also often used in marinades.

Two classic and delicious Korean dishes that use Asian pears are Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Steak) and Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Rib).  

Click on the pictures below to get the recipes!

Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Steak)

Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Steak)

Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Rib)

Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Rib)

Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Short Rib Stew)

Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Short Rib Stew)

Pae Yang Num Jang (Asian Pear Dipping Sauce)

Pae Yang Num Jang (Asian Pear Dipping Sauce)

Lamb Bulgogi with Asian Pear Dipping Sauce ( Bon Appetit , July 2010)

Lamb Bulgogi with Asian Pear Dipping Sauce (Bon Appetit, July 2010)

...BUT... 

Asian pears are not just for Asian food!  

Chefs around the world have found uses for Asian pears in all types of cuisines.  You can substitute pears in almost any pear or apple recipe! 

In fact, our pears are served at many fine American restaurants, including locally in Lexington, VA at The Bistro on Main and Southern Inn.
 
Several excellent recipes for our pears also appear in the regional cookbook, The BEST of Virginia Farms by CiCi Willamson.

Some more of our favorite recipes are listed below!

This Brûléed Asian Pear and Chestnut Pie is our favorite…

Click the photo for the recipie!

Asian Pear Salad

Asian Pear Salad

Asian pear Glazed Chicken Tenders

Asian pear Glazed Chicken Tenders

Asian Pear Slaw ( Gourmet , December 2000)

Asian Pear Slaw (Gourmet, December 2000)

Asian Pear Pecan Cookies

Asian Pear Pecan Cookies

Asian pears even make great cocktails!

Asian Pear Sparkler ( the kitchn , November 2011)

Asian Pear Sparkler (the kitchn, November 2011)