Golden exterior. White interior. Crispy texture. Extremely tasty. We’re not talking about your grandma’s golden hair– we mean the perfect Asian pear!
These unique fruits can grow quite large and this can result in a decent price tag. You will find that Asian pears tend to be served to guests, gifted to loved ones, or relished at a family meal. This juicy treat holds a particularly special place in our hearts.
Better yet, Asian pears are high fiber and low calorie. They contain a number of micronutrients that play an important role in blood, bone and cardiovascular health. These nutrients include potassium, vitamins K, Vitamin C, and copper. Also, Fiber rich foods such as Asian pears can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent colon cancer. See, we’re looking out for you!
Asian Pear Crisp
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack positioned in the middle.
2. In a 8×13 casserole dish, add the sliced pears, lemon juice, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Mix until ingredients are combined.
3. In a large bowl, add all the topping ingredients together and mix until ingredients are combined and form small lumps.
4. Pour the topping mixture over the pears and spread the mixture evenly.
5. Place the casserole in the center of the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
6. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This Week’s Field Goods Favorite
Asian pears look very similar to apples and have a golden skin with white flesh. While they may look similar to apples, they taste like delicious pears. This fruit delicacy can go for over $3 each. Best raw, you can serve them with cheese or sliced on top of a salad. We love using our chompers to bite right into these tasty golden orbs!
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