Saturday 28 December 2013

Steamed Pears In Honey

Steamed Pears In Honey

Recipe source :  "Regional Chinese Cooking" cook book

When I saw this recipe in "Regional Chinese Cooking" cook book, I  thought back to  pears in red wine.  I wanted to try out this recipe as well as I wanted to know whether pears stewed in brandy and honey will be as good as pears in red wine. This version is not spicy at all since no spices are involved. Obviously, this is milder than pears in red wine but that does not mean it is less tasty. Each has its own flavour. 

If you like liquor, you will like this. 


4 pears
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp brandy    ( or any liquor of your choice )


1.  Peel pears, leaving the stalks.
2.  Stand pears in a saucepan and add some water, to just cover.
3.  Simmer for 30 minutes.
4.  Pour away half of the water. Then sprinkle sugar and simmer for another 5 minutes.
5.  Add honey and liquor to the reserved liquid and stir well.
6.  Refrigerate pears and honey-liquor liquid.
7.  To serve, place pears in individual dessert bowls and pour some honey-liquor over it.

I am linking this post to Cook-Your-Books # 7

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Hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours


  1. Hi Doris, so which version do you prefer, the brandy or the red wine? I love how the red wine "dyes" the pear into a beautiful deep red, but I think both are equally delicious! Thank you for joining me in Aspiring Bakers :)

  2. Hi Doris,
    Yes, I do like liquor, only in bakes! And this dessert looks mouth-watering! I can just imagine the flavours and aroma of the brandy!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Doris,

    Wishing you and your loved ones a great 2014 ahead! Cheers!

  4. Hi Jasline, Joyce and Alvin,
    Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy & great 2014!


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