A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

Pear Cordial

PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: A cordial of pears and spices

  • 3 fresh pears (or 6 dried pears)
  • 2 cups sugar, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 orange
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. whole coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 whole peppercorn
  • 2 cups 80-proof vodka
Remove seeds and dice pears. Put in a glass jar along with spices and peel from 1 orange (avoid the white pith). Add vodka, cover, and leave for 2 weeks. Strain through cheese cloth and add sugar solution. Leave until clear.

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