The nashi is a particular kind of pear; juicy, watery, fresh and above all crunchier. The name apple pear refers to the shape and bite, not the taste. It just tastes like pear, with a hint of rose, pineapple and honey. There are several varieties/cultivars within this species. In Asia, this pear is valued so highly that it is often given away as a gift or eaten at special (family) occasions.
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The nashi pear is delicious, just out of the fist or cold processed in dishes. Warm you can use it for example for jam, syrup or pie. Also nice: bake it in slices or grill it with black pudding or in a salad. Just like in kiwi, mango or pineapple, this pear contains an enzyme that makes meat tender, which is why it is also used in marinades.
Storage adviceIn fridge 10-12 days
Country of originAsia
HOW TO PREPARE
BRAISING25 - 30 min
COOKING25 - 30 min
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TARTE TARTIN OF NASHI PEAR
So delicious and sweet can pie be!