"Asian apple pears are a welcome farmer's market surprise!"
During a walk through the local farmer’s market this weekend I came across a vendor selling Apple Pears. I picked up a few because he seemed quite genuine in his enthusiasm for the fruit, telling me to refrigerate for optimum taste before cutting.
Upon returning home I followed his instructions by placing the fruit in the “crisper” section of my refrigerator. A few hours later I returned to retrieve one of these beauties was quite impressed when it was cut open. The Apple Pear is like a cross between an apple (in texture) and a pear (hence, the name!) Best of all, there’s a nice hint of sweetness balanced by a slightly floral flavor.