Monday, November 14, 2011

Pears... Just Pears... Awesome Pears...

Asian pears are very firm and crispy almost like an apple.  A friend gave me a bag a few weeks ago and I've still got them hanging around.  I came up with this when I had some left-over syrup from canning a bunch.  Let me tell you something... this is fantastic.  This works best with really firm pears, it can get a little gritty if they're too soft.  These will be great for Thanksgiving as either a side or a dessert.

2 C water
1 1/4 C Sucanat
4 C peeled, cored, and sliced Asian pears
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 Tbs butter

Boil water and sugar until thickened into a syrup.  Add spices and pears and boil again until pears have soaked up juice and syrup has thickened more.  Just before serving, add butter and stir until melted.

Super yums!  Make this a day or two ahead, it reheats great.


  1. This looks terrific! I love Asian pears but haven't cooked with them before. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hannah, I never had much experience with Asian pears until my friend gave me so many. You really can cook with them just like an apple. They're terrific!

  3. *snickering* You said "Super yums!" hehehe. Unfortunately I will have to join you with this because they really *do* look super yums :)

  4. I did say "super yums," but I didn't say "nom!" =)

  5. I am not even commenting back on that one. You know how I feel about that word...

  6. You think it's nom-tastic! Nommilicious! Nommy, nommy, num, num! =)


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