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Stained Glass Pear Topper

Stained Glass Pear Slices

Tasha Powell
These pear slices are festive and can be colourized to represent any holiday using natural food dyes such as beet juice or powder, dragon fruit powders, kale powder, matcha tea or traditional pastry dyes. (Note: the number of slices will depend on the size and quantity of your pears)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Soaking Time 1 hr
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Servings 24 pieces


  • Mandolin


  • 2-3 Pears such as Barlett, Bosc or Anjou
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Natural Food Dye like beet juice or powder or kale powder or several drops of food colouring


  • Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice the pears into ⅛-inch slices
  • If you're making the pears two different colours, pour half the sugar and half the water in one pot and the other half in another pot. Set both on the stove to simmer.  Add the dye, powder or food colouring and stir until it is dissolved.
  • Once all the sugar and food dyes are dissolved, add in the pear slices and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pear slices soak in the syrup for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 250°F (120°C). Remove all the pear slices from the coloured syrup and arrange them on a sheet pan without overlapping.
  • Bake the pear slices for one hour. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and flip all the pear slices over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  • We recommend that you use these Stained-Glass pear slices, gilded in gold, to garnish a Bourbon cocktail! For a final touch, gild the edge of each pear slice with edible gold!
Keyword Decoration, Festive, Pears
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