Growing up, my parents made wine, my across-the-street neighbor made beer, I have dabbled in making other spirits...but this recipe is truly a cinch.
2 cups Brandy (Generic)
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
Wash and chop 2 pears, discarding seeds and core. Place in a sealable glass jar, cover with 2 cups of brandy and let steep undisturbed in a cool dark place for a week.
Strain liquid through a coffee filter into another larger sealable glass jar.
Chop 2 more pears as above, add to a pan along with sugar and water, stir, bring to a boil, let cool and pour into the jar. Again, let it steep in a cool dark place for
2 weeks.... 6 months. Yes, I admit, I forgot about it.
Again, strain through a coffee filter into the final serving container.
I can't speak for the taste and quality of a secondary 2 week steep, but at 6 months it is smooth, sweet and has a distinct pear flavor.