My memory of the pear compote goes to Sunday’s lunch. Pairing with roasted chicken and rice is one of the most common in the countries I come from. Pears, cherries, peaches, you name it. My grandmother has been a master of compotes for years. Now it is time for me to learn some more as well. Pears are very easy to work with, they don’t get bad easily. So work clean and enjoy them later on.
Easy Pear Compote is suitable for kids from age of 1 cuz of the sugar part. Offer as an afternoon snack mixed with biscotti or mashed banana. Yummy!
Total Time: 25 minutes + an overnight chill
1kg of uncleaned pears, washed, peeled, cleaned and quartered
1 liter of water
250g of caster sugar
1 whole cinnamon
Slice of lemon
First, put the pears in 1 liter of hot boiling water in a medium deep pan casserole. Soak them for about 2-3 minutes until they get soften a bit. Then, take them out into a colander and stop the process of cooking by placing them for a bit under the cold water.
Second, place the pears into clean glass jars.
Meanwhile, add sugar, cinnamon, cloves and lemon into the water and cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved entirely. Then, take off the heat and let it cool down for about 5 minutes.
Take the lemon out and fill up the jars 1 cm from the top. Close tight and place upside down wrapped in a blanket until they cool down completely. Done.
Makes around 4 large glass jars.