- Spiced pear and ginger mulling

Spiced pear and ginger mulling syrup recipe

A satisfying homemade syrup that's perfect as a gift this festive season. So simple to make, simply infuse the blitzed pears with the other ingredient

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Spiced pear and ginger mulling syrup recipe

A satisfying homemade syrup that's perfect as a gift this festive season. So simple to make, simply infuse the blitzed pears with the other ingredient

Prep time15min
Cook time20min
Total time1d
Cuisinedrinks
Mealdrinks

Ingredients

  • 2 x 410g tins pear quarters or halves in juice. This will also work with apples
  • 1 cinnamon stickโ€‹
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 5cm fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 balls of stem ginger, roughly chopped, plus 4 tbsp syrup
  • 1 lemon, zest pared
  • 250g caster sugar

Instructions

Method

  1. Empty the pears and their juice into a large saucepan and blitz with a stick blender. Stir in the dried spices, fresh and stem ginger and syrup, and 500ml water. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Add the pared lemon zest, cover and set aside at room temperature to cool and infuse for 24 hours , 6 at the minimum.
  2. Strain everything through a fine sieve into a clean pan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer over a low-medium heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the syrup into sterilised* gifting bottles; leave to cool. Will keep for up to 3 months in a cool, dark place and use within 2 weeks once opened.

To Use

  1. Heat 400ml syrup with 750ml cider, red or white wine for a winter warmer, or top up with fizzy water or bubbly.

    Recipe Notes

    To sterilise glass bottles, wash in hot, soapy water and rinse well. Dry in the oven for 15-20 mins at gas 1, 140ยฐC, fan 120ยฐC until hot and completely dry. Boil rubber seals for 10 mins, then leave to dry.

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