Have You Tried….Korean Butter Pears?

I recently brought home some Korean Butter Pears from the grocery store to try. In the past, I’ve had something that looked similar, but wasn’t quite as big as this and was not called a butter pear. We sampled them one night for dessert. The skin has the texture of a pear, kind of thick and not smooth when you chew it. The flesh of the fruit tastes a lot like melon to me. It has that watery crunch to it that melons do, but it is also very pear-like. I didn’t think it tasted anything like apples (though it is supposed to be a combo of apples and pears). My son liked it a lot, so I will be buying more of these when I shop next. Have you tried this variety? Do you have any suggestions for things I should be trying?

4 Responses to Have You Tried….Korean Butter Pears?

  1. Maggi says:

    Haven’t seen Korean Butter Pears but am certainly going to look.
    I love finding new things in the produce department!

  2. marthaandme says:

    I do too. It makes shopping so much more fun!

  3. sstallryan says:

    I’ve eaten something similar throughout my life. Not sure if it’s the same thing. My dad was in the Army in Korea so he introduced us to what he called “Asian Pear Apples.” I’ve since seen them called Korean pears or Asian pears but never Korean Butter Pears. I wonder if it’s a newer breed? Anyway, we love how crunchy they are compared to an apple or even a pear. They are almost like jicama in their watery crunchy texture.

  4. marthaandme says:

    I think this is a new thing. I have eaten pear apples before, but these are bigger than the ones I had in the past. I remember buying pear apples that were each in a white mesh liner to protect them because they bruised easily. These aren’t sold that way and are sturdier I think.

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