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Pear and Cardamom Syrup

Pear and Cardamom Syrup

20 Prep Time
50 Cook Time
n/a Servings
Chef and recipe developer Marnely Rodriguez-Murray of Cooking with Books says of this spiced syrup: "Drizzle it on warm apple pie or vanilla ice cream, mix into your favorite cocktail for a holiday drink, slather on toasted baguettes and top with goat cheese, or dip fresh pears in it for a double flavor party!"
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 USA Pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half
  • 10 pods green cardamom
  • Crushed pinch of vanilla salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
DIRECTIONS

In a blender, blend the pears and cold water. Pour into a small saucepan and add the vanilla bean, cardamom and vanilla salt. Simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.

Strain through sieve and/or cheesecloth to remove all pulp, bean, and cardamom pods. Return to clean pot (you’ll have about 1 cup of spiced pear juice) and add granulated sugar. Cook until syrupy, about 15-20 minutes over low heat.

Cool and pour into glass bottle or jar. Use in cocktails (would be perfect in a gin & tonic), drizzle over ice cream or warm apple pie, or pour into champagne glasses, top with bubbly and say cheers!

yield: Makes 1 ½ cups syrup

photo credit: Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

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