Nashi Japanese Pear – In Season Now – Best Nashi Recipes
Nashi Japanese Pears are one of my favorite fruits in Japan. Crisp and juicy, they are in season from August to October in Japan. Although on the outside Nashi looks like green apples, on the inside they are crisp juicy pears. They are super high in fiber, low in calories (one large Nashi has about 120 calories) and packed full of micronutrients. Peeled, sliced, diced, chilled, or cooked nashi are great in all kind of recipes.
I have tested close to 20 Nashi Japanese Pear recipes and this these are by far my favorites. Hope you enjoy!
Persimmons are also in peak season from October to December, so check out these recipes.
1. Chilled Peeled Nashi
Simple is best. Chill the nashi in the fridge for a few hours, then peel and slice. My kids can eat these all day. Juicy and crisp. Perfect on a hot day.
2. Nashi Crumble Muffins
I love muffins! My favorite place for them in Tokyo is City Bakery in Hiroo, but when I do have the time to make muffins I always go with these. They’re moist and delicious and perfect in nashi season. Here is a great recipe from Taste.com.
3. Poached Cinnamon Nashi Pears
Super easy to make and perfect with ice cream. It’s great either served hot off the stove or cooled. Check out this recipe from Taste.com.
4. Nashi Pear, Rocket, and Pecorino Romano Salad in Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette
An easy and light salad. Any kind of hard cheese works well in this salad; it doesn’t need to be Pecorino Romano. The honey-lemon vinaigrette is amazing. Recipe from ChefsPencil.com.
5. Baked Nashi Pear
Perfect on a cool early autumn evening or for breakfast! You can really stuff and bake with any ingredients that your family enjoys. Recipe from AtDownUnder.com.
6. Roasted Pork with Nashi Stuffing
An amazing family meal on Sunday night. If you can not find a port loin you can make the stuffing and place in roasting pan with Pork Chops. Recipe from NashiAustralia.com.
7. Asian Pear Upside Down Cake
If you are looking for an easy cake with ingredients that all Japanese supermarkets sell here it is. This Nashi Cake is moist and very tasty but not too sweet. Try it! Recipe from MyKitchenSnippets.com
8. Asian Pear Pie
Love that I can have a juicy pie in August filled with crispy moist Nashi. This pie is so good you will wish Nashi were available all year long. Recipe from BettyCrocker.com
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