Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Brandied Spiced Seckle Pears

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  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 3 pints
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3 pounds Seckle Pears

3 cups sugar

3 cup water

3 cups brandy

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon whole cloves

4 whole allspice berries


  1. In a saucepan combine the sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Boil the mixture for 5 minutes. Add the pears to the pan and cover with waxed paper. Continue boiling the pears for another 10 to 15 minutes until tender.
  2. Place pears stem end up in 3 sterilized 1-pint Mason-type jar. Add brandy into the pear syrup and pour the mixture over the pears. Add more brandy if necessary to cover the pears completely. Seal the jar with a lid and store in a cool place for at least 1 month.