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Vanilla Spiced Pear Syrup
A sweet fruity syrup made with whole pears, sugar, almond extract, vanilla bean and water p making it vegan & gluten free. Perfect over ice cream, in cocktails or even one pancakes.
I love a good homemade syrup and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. I must admit, I turn to making syrups around autumn/fall – for some reason it calms down the hustle of the season and gets me to relax. It also allows me to use up fruit that is almost gone or over ripe. I have the tendency to make many different syrups around this time so stay tuned for more easy recipes.
Also I like to make them exceptionally simple and accessible so that anyone can make them and enjoy them like I do. I have used this syrup to make the Pear vanilla fizz cocktail that is vodka based and dreamy to say the least. You can make it non alcoholic and just top the syrup with ice, lime juice and club soda. A refreshing drink to say the least.
This syrup can also be used over vanilla ice cream, over whipped cream and fruits making for a simple and elegant dessert, in cocktails, pour over pancakes and waffles or even in your tea for a bit of fruity sweetness.
So how do we make this delicious syrup? We start with one pear, 2 tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet the pear is), 2-3 drops of almond extract (don’t go crazy with this it is potent stuff), we also use half a vanilla bean to spice the syrup. I don’t slit it in half, as I want a mild spice, and I can save the seeds for later. Let the vanilla bean dry in natural sunlight until there is no moisture or place in you DIY vanilla extract at home. If you don’t have a whole vanilla bean you can use vanilla paste or extract (the real stuff)
Add water and place this on the stove. Keeping it covered bring the mixture to a rapid boil. Remove the lid and let it boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 mins with the lid on. Take off the heat, blend and strain it gently through a fine mesh strainer. We don’t want the pulp in this syrup, hence don’t push too much through the fiber. I have another recipe coming out next using the pear to make a delicious condiment. So it doesn’t got to waster – I make sure of that. Pour into a glass jar. Let it cool. Close and label. This doesn’t last long in my house – within 10 days it is over. If you would like it to last longer make a larger quantity. Also, it must be refrigerated.
Now that we have covered how to make this Vanilla Spiced Pear Syrup, you can have a look at the recipe video below but let’s get to it.
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Vanilla Spiced Pear Syrup
- Small stock pot
- Fine mesh strainer
- Glass jar
- 1 Pear
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2-3 drops Almond extract
- 1/2 Vanilla bean
- Pinch of Salt
- 3/4 cup Water
- Chop the pear and add it with all the ingredients to a small stock pot. Place on high heat until rapidly boiling with the lid.
- Remove the lid and let it boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 mins with the lid on. We want to reduce it by 1/4.
- Take off the heat, blend and strain it gently through a fine mesh strainer. We don’t want the pulp in this syrup, hence don’t push too much through the fiber.
- Pour into a glass jar. Let it cool completely before you close it and label. T
- his doesn’t last long in my house - within 10 days it is over. If you would like it to last longer make a larger quantity. Also, it must be refrigerated.
- Do not throw out the pear pulp! - I have another recipe coming out next using the pear to make a delicious condiment. So it doesn’t got to waster - I make sure of that.
- Pear vanilla fizz cocktail recipe