Although we like to support the locally grown varieties, the Red Anjou is an eye catcher. It costs almost double that of the Indian pears, but the red skin makes it a beauty especially in recipes like this one. I had tried this recipe with the regular green pears, but these red beauties are begging me to have a go at it again...let me see if I oblige!
While this one was labelled as 'brown organic pear', it is also known as the Nashi pear or Asian pear. More about this here. However, the wiki link wrongly calls this one Nashpati in India, which is a different variety altogether.