Uses for Pear Brandy?
- Carb Lover Nov 12, 2008 04:49 AM
So we have a new BevMo in town, and I was sucked into the vortex of their brandy section. I bought a 375ml bottle of Williams (Bartlett) pear brandy from Clear Creek Distillery. More info here: http://clearcreekdistillery.com/pear....
I'm not really a spirits drinker so my intention is to use it in desserts and perhaps cocktails. I already plan to use it in pear sorbet. One recipe here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/279595
Maybe I'll use some in sauteed pears for crepes. Or I'll try galleygirl's famous pear tart w/ a dash of pear brandy in the batter. Pear tart/cake recipe here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/298807
It's pear season here and I'm really in the mood. Please pass along any ideas or recipes (especially for exciting cocktails :-))! Oh, and does this stuff last forever once opened? Should I store in the fridge or freezer? Thanks for your help.
Maybe make a simple syrup and add some brandy, brush on the pear tart, unless you think it would be too moist then. I haven't made galleygirl's cake, so I don't know how moist it is to begin with.
I bet it would work in a semifreddo, too. Put the semifreddo inside your crepe, sauteed pears alongside -- cold and warm.
The minute I saw the title, my first thought was galleygirl's tart.:-)
I love this recipe for glazed chestnuts with haricots verts but never liked the maple liquer idea. I'll bet the pear brandy would be great in it.The glazed chestnuts are addicting. I could just eat those.
Thanks for the quick cocktail ideas. I was thinking that pear w/ ginger ale or sparkling wine would be nice. I'm also going to try making sidecars.
So it sounds like you store at room temp. in a cool cabinet? I don't really have a liquor cabinet per se. Can I store in the freezer w/ my vodka and limoncello or is that not a good idea?