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Pear Puree


This delicious recipe for pear puree is courtesy of Chris Harkness.

  • Yield: Makes 10 cups

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Early Summer 2007


  • 12 pounds Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup poire William or pear brandy


  1. 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.

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