Pears in Syrup

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Appears in
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England

By Peter Brears

Published 2008

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  • 1 lb/450 g cooking pears
  • ½ pt/300


Cover the unpeeled pears in water, bring to the boil, and simmer for some 30 minutes until tender.

Simmer the spices and sugar in the wine for 2–3 minutes.

Peel the pears, cut into two or three pieces, add to the wine, boil briefly, and pour into a dish. Serve hot or cold.