I discovered these almond pears with almond liquor many years ago in the Ball Blue Book. I used to make them up as a special treat for my husband’s great uncle, Bill. Bill wasn’t a big fan of fruits and vegetables, but the splash of Amaretto in these pears won him over. I always made sure to keep a couple jars of pears stashed in his kitchen cupboard.
Bill passed away a few years ago. Since then I’ve been experimenting with cinnamon pears and pears canned in juice, but this year there was a bumper crop of pears, and I had a hankering for the lovely almond flavored yumminess of this recipe. The syrup is heated, so most of the alcohol cooks off, leaving behind a subtle almond flavor. Want even more almond? Add some almond extract. It’s all good. [Read more…]