Pear juice is a delicious and healthy treat you can easily make at home. Pears are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and can help soothe a sore throat. Pear juice is also good to drink if you're suffering from constipation. Pears contain pectin, which is a diuretic and mild laxative. Imported or nursery-grown pears are available year-round, but the best season for freshly grown pears is from August to October, depending on the variety.
Peel the pears and cut them into sections. Remember to take out the seeds.
Pour about 2.5 cm of water into a saucepan and add the pears. Cover and cook the pears over a medium-high heat.
Remove the pears from the heat when a fork easily passes all the way through the pieces.
Pour the pears and water into a bowl and mash them with a potato masher.
Place a strainer over jug, and pour the mashed up pears and liquid into the strainer. The pear juice will collect in the jug. When it starts to slow down, press down on the mash with a spoon to squeeze out the last of the juice.
Serve with ice and slice of pear.
Tips and warnings
- Serve with ice and slice of pear.