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Pear Simple Syrup Recipe

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Last Updated on January 17, 2024 by Leah Hall

This Pear Simple Syrup Recipe is full of pear-y flavor. A great syrup recipe for the winter, this simple syrup is lovely in cocktails and mocktails!


A Pear Simple Syrup is a tasty addition to any cocktail or mocktail all winter long. Using fresh pears makes for a tasty and light, sweet addition. Some other winter syrups could be apple cider syrup, Pine syrup, or cinnamon syrup, too!


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gold colored pear syrup in mason jar on wooden table

You can use any kind of pears you want for this homemade simple syrup. We used D’anjou because that is what we had access to. But, Bosc pears, Bartlett pears, or Concords all are great choices.

cutting pear on wooden cutting board

Ripe pears or otherwise juicy pears work best in this recipe, but even if the pears aren’t overly ripe, they will cook and soften.

cutting pear on wooden cutting board

Ingredients Needed for the Pear Syrup

Like with all our simple syrups, you don’t need many ingredients to make this delicious syrup. Easy way to make sweet pear flavor with just 3 ingredients.

  • Water – tap water is easy and accessible.
  • Sugar – we used regular granulated sugar.
  • Pear – again, like we said above, any variety pear will work. Make sure it is close to ripe or ripe and cube it before adding to the saucepan.

pear syrup cooking in copper saucepan

How to Make the Pear Syrup

Again, like most simple syrups, this is super easy to make! Combine water, sugar, and cubes pears in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. We left the skins on, as it’s easier and adds more flavor.

pouring sugar into a copper saucepan

Once it boils and sugar dissolves, lower the heat and let the mixture simmer about 5 minutes, until pears have softened. Take off of heat and blend using an immersion blender or blender.

pears being put into copper saucepan

Strain using a fine mesh strainer into a jar or bowl. You may have to use a spatula to mix it around in the strainer to get all the liquid out. Cool to room temperature.


Keep pear syrup in a mason jar or swingtop glass bottle and keep in fridge for up to 3 weeks.

gold colored pear syrup in mason jar on wooden table

Tips & Tricks

  • Pear Cocktails – This pear syrup pairs well with a lot of alcohols. We suggest vodka, rum or tequila.
  • Non-Alcoholic Cocktails – this would be great used as sweetener in tea (hot or cold), lemonade or any range of beverages. Also great as a homemade pear soda with the mixture of pear syrup lemon juice or lime juice and club soda.
  • Other Uses – There are a variety of uses for this syrup: vanilla ice cream topping; Cake Moistener: brush onto cakes for flavor and sweetness; Pancake topping: use instead of maple syrup.
  • Other Flavors – if you want to switch up the flavors a little in this syrup, you can add some things for extra flavor. Some variations we suggest are: cinnamon (use cinnamon sticks when simmering), ginger (fresh is best!), vanilla (bean or extract), rosemary, or thyme.
  • Sweetener – we used granulated sugar, but feel free to sub in brown sugar, cane sugar, honey, maple syrup or other sweeteners instead.
  • Storage – keep in the fridge in an airtight container like a jar or swingtop bottle. Will keep fresh for around 3 weeks when stored properly.
  • For a Crowd – if you want to make more than the recipe calls for here, feel free to do so. This is an easy recipe to double or triple. Simple syrup used a 1:1 ratio, meaning 1/2 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 a pear. If you want to make a cup, then it’s 1 pear, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Make more if needed.
  • Prep – you can and should make this syrup ahead of time. Don’t use it when it’s super hot, make sure you leave time to cool it before making drinks. You can even make this a couple days in advance of when you need it.
  • Canned Pears – you can use canned pears instead of fresh for this recipe if you would like. We would discourage you from using pears canned in heavy cream as those are super sweet. If you use those canned in juice you will be better off. Or, back off the sugar called for in the recipe, or you will end up with a super thick and overly sweet syrup. Use half (4 oz) of an 8 oz can of pears for this recipe. Or double it and use the whole can.
pear on wooden cutting board with knife

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gold colored pear syrup in mason jar on wooden table
Yield: 4 ounces

Pear Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This Pear Syrup will become a winter home bar staple! Gives great flavor to cocktails and mocktails!


  • 1/2 pear, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook about 5 minutes until pears are soft.
  3. Take off of heat and blend using an immersion blender or blender.
  4. Strain using a fine-mesh strainer into a jar or bowl. Let cool.
  5. Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
  6. Cheers!


You may need to use a spatula or wooden spoon in the fine-mesh strainer to get all the syrup out.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

.50 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Carbohydrates: 7.2gFiber: .2gSugar: 6.9g

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