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Pear-in-the-Bottle

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Nestor, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    I found this:

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    I belive it's old German recipe. I saw something similar from Germany. Great idea and it's so funny to see a tree with all those bottles all over :)

    To make pear-in-the-bottle we actually grow the pear inside of the bottle in our orchards, and then fill it with our pear Eau-de-Vie.This practice of growing pears in the bottle is traditional in Alsace where pear brandy has been made for hundreds of years. Pear-in-the-bottle is highly labor intensive, requiring weeks of work both putting the bottles on the tree at the beginning of the summer when the fruit are small and removing them when the pears are fully mature. Since we use no preservatives or artificial cleaning solutions each pear and each bottle must be painstakingly scrubbed by hand before the pear brandy is added. Due to the unpredictable nature of pear growth from year-to-year the pear in the bottle is only available certain years.


    From this site:
    http://www.clearcreekdistillery.com/Pearinbottle.htm

    Adam
     
  2. Bill Powell

    Bill Powell Cross Member CLM

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    Since I do not drink, that seems to me to be a terrible waste of time. Of course, there are things that I enjoy that would, to many people, seem to be a waste of time.
     

  3. Hauptmann6

    Hauptmann6

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    that is seriously cool!!!!
     
  4. CZ-75A

    CZ-75A

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    But not $80/bottle cool.
     
  5. USPMAN

    USPMAN

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    How do you eat the pear when you finish?
     
  6. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

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    Bust the bottle? ;g
     
  7. justin03

    justin03 gig'em

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    saw a bottle of this stuff at the liquor store th other day. pretty cool.

    justin;c