Pear Toddy

A great drink to sit by the fire with or have on a cold day.

December 3, 2012

Serves: 2
Prep:  5min
Cook: 15min
Total: 25min


  • 1 chopped peeled pear
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 inch each of lemon zest and orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup pear brandy
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice



1. Cook 1 chopped peeled pear in 1 tsp unsalted butter in saucepan over medium heat until softened, 5 minutes.

2. Add 2 cups apple cider, a 4" strip each of lemon zest and orange zest, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 Tbsp honey, 4 cloves, and 1 cinnamon stick. Simmer 10 minutes.

3. Strain through sieve. Stir in 1/4 cup pear brandy and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Pour into 2 mugs. Garnish with orange zest.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories                 266.6 cal
Fat                         1.9 g
Saturated fat          1.2 g
Cholesterol             5.1 mg
Sodium                   27.9 mg
Carbohydrates        42.7 g
Total sugars            37.7 g
Dietary fiber            0.1 g
Protein                    0.2 g

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Beth Galton

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