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Pear Drops


  • 14 pounds white sugar
  • 3 pounds glucose
  • 1/4 ounces essence of pear
  • 1 ounce tartaric acid
  • 2 quarts water
  • paste, red color


Dissolve the sugar in the water, add the glucose, and bring the whole to the degree of crack, pour the contents on the slab, rub in a little red paste color in one corner of the boil to color light pink, turn up the edges, add the powdered acid in a little heap, pour over the acid the pear essence and thoroughly mix through the entire mass by kneading: when the batch is stiff enough cut off in small pieces and pass through the pear drop rollers; when cold sift and mix some icing sugar amongst them, and bottle.


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The Candy Maker's Guide (1896).

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