Hello you lovely People!
I hope you had a great Christmas with friends and family and lots of amazing homemade food!
So with these Pears I actually wanted to do something completely different, however they where really hard almost like an apple so I decided to go for a different more old school but not less delicious recipe: Bottled Pears. My mother and grandmother used to make this all the time “Bottling and Canning and Pickling 🙂 Anyway I really enjoy it and decided to serve it as a side dish to our turkey this year. Its so sweet and light and works perfectly with white meat. I love to play with different flavors and sweet and sour is one of my favorite. But you can combine it with so many things – endless opportunities – it works as a dessert as well – just serve it with chocolate mousse or chocolate cream! Chocolate and Pears are an amazing combination!
For this recipe I used:
- 1kg of Pears
- 6 Cloves
- 3 Star Anis
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 0.25g Sugar
- 0.375ml Water
Add the the water, sugar and spices to a pan. Break the cinnamon stick and add as well. Let it simmer for a while until the sugar is dissolved.
Peel the Pears and remove the core. Then cut them into quarters and add to the mixture. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes until the Pears seem to be almost cooked then take it off the heat and let it cool. You might want to take them out a little bit sooner or later. Just check the consistency regularly you don’t want pear mousse in your mouth they should have a good bite to them 🙂 You may also add a little bit more or less sugar in the beginning – depending on how sweet you like your syrup!
So we ate them all at christmas 🙂 but this is a great recipe to store for a long long time. You can keep them in sterile bottles for months! Just sterile your bottles it steaming hot water or in your oven. Add the pears with the syrup just to the top and close it really tightly. You should try not to touch the inside of the bottle, so no bacteria enters.
Please let me know what you think – I wish you a really lovely Sunday 🙂