Border of Pears

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • ½ lb. loaf sugar
  • 1 pt. water
  • a few drops


Make a syrup by slowly heating together the loaf sugar and water and then boiling rapidly for a few minutes; add a few drops of cochineal just to colour the syrup pink. Peel, halve and core the pears and put immediately into the syrup and stew until tender: about ½ hr. Take out the pears and reduce