Pear Puree

10 cups

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


  • 12 pounds Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 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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