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Looking for a fall favorite flavor, but a little tired of apples and pumpkins? Give this pear simple syrup a try as it’s easy, delicious and you only need three ingredients. This syrup is the perfect addition to cocktails, coffees and teas. And it can be drizzled on desserts and breakfast.
🥂What is Pear Simple Syrup?
Pear simple syrup is a very light yellow colored sweetener made from equal amounts of chopped pears, water and sugar. It is a sweet and very full of pair flavor.
This fruit flavored sweetener is great for a wide variety of foods and beverages. Flavored simple syrups are oftentimes used in beverages instead of regular sugar because they are able to dissolve more evenly and quickly.
Fruit flavored simple syrups are almost all easy to make just by combining equal amounts of sugar water in the fruit of choice. Some other common fruit flavored syrups include banana syrup, pineapple syrup and watermelon syrup.
Here are a few of the many reasons why this recipe works so well:
- Adjustable flavor. Pear pairs with lots of other flavors well and it’s easy to add those in making this whatever flavor you like. Make it spicy with cinnamon or sweeter with vanilla.
- Three ingredients is all. You need three very simple ingredients to make the syrup. Two of the ingredients are just sugar and water which is probably already in your kitchen.
- So many uses. You can use this on so many different foods and beverages. Coffee, tea, cocktails, breakfast foods and desserts. Drizzle it and everything and add a little pear flavor all around.
- Masher (optional)
- Wooden Spoon (or any long handle spoon)
- Mason jar or Small Pyrex
- Measuring Cup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Chopped Pears – any pear variation really works well for this We like to use Bosc. You want to make sure to rinse them off and chop them up well.
Gather up your sugar, water, pear, saucepan, masher or wooden spoon, measuring cup, strainer and jar with a lid.
Rinse the pear and then chop it into chunks. Go ahead and measure one cup and add it to the pot.
Measure one cup of sugar and add it to the pot.
Measure 1 cup of water and add it to the pot.
Place the pot with all of your ingredients in it on the stove top and heat it on medium heat for around 10 minutes. You should allow the mixture to simmer.
Make sure to stir well and regularly press the pairs with a masher or the back of a wooden spoon to press all the juices out.
After 10 minutes, remove it from the heat. Then, for your mixture through a fine mesh strainer in order to remove all of the pair pieces from it. Again, here you want to press against the pair to ensure that you get all the juice out.
Add your separated syrup into a jar with lid and place it in the refrigerator for around 2 hours so that it can thicken and cool.
⭐How to Use
The possibilities are endless when thinking about how to use the syrup. Here are a few things to consider it on:
- Coffee and tea. Add a few ounces of this to hot coffee or tea or iced coffee or tea for a flavorful and sweet experience.
- Cocktails and mocktails. You can add this to any pair of flavored beverage like a pear martini or a pear-flavored mocktail. It will really add a bright and sweet flavor.
- Sweet and dessert. Drizzle this over a wide variety of different suites and desserts such as cheesecake, sponge cake as a moistener, ice cream, and cookies.
- Drizzle on carbs. This is great to add to a wide variety of different carb-based foods such as pancakes, waffles, French toast or scones.
- Mix it in your breakfast. Add a little pear of flavor to your favorite smoothie, yogurt or oatmeal.
If you’re looking at some possible ways to change this up with flavor variations or ingredient modifications, check these ideas out:
- Flavor infusions. Pear actually pairs well with a lot of different flavors including ginger, cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla. And other fruits such as cherries and blackberries. If you want to create a more complex flavor in the syrup, you can add 1 teaspoon of the aforementioned spices. Or you can add a few cherries or blackberries for extra fruit flavor.
- Make a large batch or small batch. The current recipe amounts will make you about 1.25 cups of syrup. However, if you want to make more or less you can adjust the ingredients accordingly as long as you make sure that you continue to have a one-to-one-to-one ratio.
- Get a little thicker. Especially if you’re wanting to add this to foods, you may want to thicken it up a smidge. You can do this by leaving some of the pairs in when you strain it, you can add a little extra sugar or you can add a teaspoon of cornstarch.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Make sure to closely follow these top tips and successful storage tricks to get the most out of your syrup:
- Freeze it. If you won’t be using the syrup before 2:00 to 4 weeks is up, you’ll want to freeze it to store it for longer. To do this, pour it into an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Then, pop the ice cubes out and keep them in a freezer bag until you’re ready to use it.
- Airtight. When you store this syrup you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Anything with a lid works well such as a Pyrex or mason jar. It should stay fresh for 2 to 4 weeks.
- Press the pears. To make sure you’re getting the full juice and flavor out of the pairs you’ll want to press them with a masher or wooden spoon both during heating and straining.
- Simmer and stir. While you’re heating this syrup you want to make sure that you’re simmering it, but not boiling it. Also, you want to make sure that you’re stirring frequently to keep the mixture heated evenly and to prevent burning.
Pear Simple Syrup
- Masher optional
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cup
- Pyrex or Mason Jar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Chopped Pear
- Chop up 1 cup of pear and toss it into the pot.
- Toss 1 cup of water in the pot.
- Toss 1 cup of sugar in the pot.
- Simmer the mixture on medium heat on the stovetop for 10 minutes.
- Ensure that you stir it often while it heats. You can also use a masher to squeeze all the pear juice out well.
- Remove it from the stovetop and pour it through the strainer to remove any pieces of pear.
- Get the syrup into a jar or pyrex and cool it off for 1 – 2 hours in the fridge.
- Use a fine strainer to separate any pear pieces from the final finished syrup.
- Let it cool for 1 – 2 hours before using it so that it has time to thicken.
- Stir it often while it heats to prevent it from burning on the bottom of the pan.
- It should be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It can stay fresh for 2 – 4 weeks.
- If you need it longer than 2 – 4 weeks, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray.