Something to do with pears at this time of year.
Just about to make pear liqueur:
2 ripe pears,
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 prepared vanilla pod
1 cup brandy or vodka
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Wash and chop one pear, discarding the seeds and core. Leave the skin on.
Place one chopped pear and the vanilla in a sealable glass jar and cover with brandy. The jar should have enough room to add another cup of liquid later in the process. Seal and shake, then let steep for 5 days.
Chop the second pear, discarding the seeds and core. Add it to a pot, along with the water and sugar, then stir and bring to a boil on medium heat, about 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Let the syrup mixture cool.
Once cooled, pour the syrup (with the fruit) into the steeping jar. Shake and let steep for 2 days. Taste, and if desired flavor is achieved, strain through a fine mesh strainer and then a coffee filter into a bottle or jar.