Spiced Pear Syrup

by0| PUBLISHED Mar 4, 2015 10:30 PM
Spiced Pear Syrup
An essential ingredient in Zachary Stevens’ Eros Elixir, this spicy fruit syrup is infused with ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg and uses pear purée as its base liquid. Vanessa Rees

An essential ingredient in Zachary Stevens' Eros Elixir, use this spicy fruit syrup to flavor cocktails, enhance whipped cream, or drizzle over ice cream.

Yield: makes about 1 cup

Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup pear purée
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup Demerara sugar
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> tbsp. chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg


  • Combine ingredients in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10–15 minutes, until the syrup has thickened. Strain, discarding ginger and cinnamon, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes about ½ cup; leftover syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.