On the way from home to university are several farmers that sell part of their produce to people passing by. One of them sells stoofperen (cooking pears) and I couldn’t resist picking up a bag since I’d never prepared them before. The toughest part was peeling them—I spent over an hour and a half. But! The result is well worth it. Three hours of simmering in water and some sugar yielded this beautiful bowl of sweet yummy reddish pears.
Things to remember the next time: 1) use a sharper knife, 2) add a bit less sugar and 3) stir less (or not at all) so that they stay in bigger pieces.
Next time, add one or two cinnamon sticks.
One of my faves!
The real thrill is wine poached pears.
Yes, so I’ve been told! What does the wine do to their taste?
Must be tasty! I have yet to try pêras bêbadas.
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