This delicious recipe for pear puree is courtesy of Chris Harkness.
- 12 pounds Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup poire William or pear brandy
Place all ingredients along with 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook until pears are tender, about 1 hour. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve and place solids into the bowl of a food processor; discard liquid. Process pear mixture until pureed. Let cool completely before using.