Terzo Piano Pear Ginger Housemade Soda

August 1, 2011 9:57:50 AM PDT
Recipe from Chef Meg Colleran Sahs of Terzo Piano, located at the Art Institute of Chicago.


2 lbs pears, peeled and coarsely chopped

1/4 inch piece ginger, peeled

6.5 oz sugar


Club soda or sparkling water


Cook. Put pears and ginger in a medium sized pot. Sprinkle sugar over the top. Add water to the pot, just enough to barely cover the pears. Turn heat on to medium and cook until the pears are very soft.

Puree. Carefully move the hot mixture to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Transfer to the refridgerator to cool.

Taste. Pour puree into a glass with ice and top with club soda or sparkling water.

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