Posted on Friday, 25 September 2009 at 10:08.


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.


By Martien on Saturday, 26 September 2009 at 10:22:


By Martien on Saturday, 26 September 2009 at 10:23:

Next time, add one or two cinnamon sticks.

By Tamar on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 at 16:16:

One of my faves! :)

By Alexis on Saturday, 03 October 2009 at 04:31:

The real thrill is wine poached pears.


By Martijn on Saturday, 03 October 2009 at 10:07:

Yes, so I’ve been told! What does the wine do to their taste?

By Tita on Sunday, 04 October 2009 at 04:44:

Must be tasty! I have yet to try pêras bêbadas.

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