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Curious Southern Cook on a journey to learn...and to create exceptional dining experiences. I love entertaining and preparing food for loved ones & friends and sharing those experiences with others. My wish is that you will be fed too. Bon Appetite!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pear Brandy

We Southerners LOVE our liqueurs and if you can make it yourself, even better. 
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.

4 Pears
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.


  1. I can't wait to try this. Everything I've ever had out of Cindy's kitchen is OOH-LA-LA and this looks like no exception. Cheers!

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