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leftover juice from canning pears

I canned some pears in a syrup of 1/2 cup honey to 1 1/2 cups water (with hibiscus leaves stewed in it and then removed before canning). I'm wondering if I can use the leftover juice for anything?

asked by ktr almost 3 years ago

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Susan W

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added almost 3 years ago

You could use it to moisten a sponge cake before filling and frosting. It would be delicious in iced tea, but we're sort of out of that season.

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added almost 3 years ago

That sounds delicious, not just as iced tea: start instead hot fruit punch & mulled wine season early and add your syrup to those (or just use to sweeten plain black tea to give it a fruity note).
Or you could boil it down to reduce it to a thicker consistency and drizzle over all kinds of things: panna cotta, ice cream, yoghurt… use to soak cake cubes / ladyfingers in a trifle or pear tiramisù.

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Susan W

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added almost 3 years ago

Good idea on the mulled wine thing. I am in denial that summer has moved on.

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added almost 3 years ago

So am I, Susan! In fact, I would not have thought of it, if I hadn't made some spiced red wine poached pears myself the other night, which made the whole flat smell like a christmas market…

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ktr
added almost 3 years ago

Thanks for the ideas. I may have to try it with black tea. Your idea of cooking it down sounds wonderful!

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added almost 3 years ago

Whenever I have left-over sweetened juices/syrups, I try to use them in either booze (I bet pear syrup would go great in a kir or mixed with vodka) or as a flavoring/sweetener for whipped cream. You could also use it to fill up baked apples (use instead of maple syrup or honey). I think some crunchy granola over apples baked with the syrup would be delicious!

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ktr
added almost 3 years ago

Love the idea of baked apples! We are getting a bushel of apples next week and I'm going to have to try that.

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added almost 3 years ago

Cook it down with more sugar (or brown sugar, or honey) and maybe a couple of those canned pears and use it as a glaze to baste onto chicken or a baked ham. Add some spices to balance out the sweetness; maybe cardamom, coriander, cumin, cloves, etc.

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added almost 3 years ago

I would add sparkling water to it to make a homemade soda.

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Pegeen

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added almost 3 years ago

Delicious. Add some red wine and make poached pears.

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