Baesook from the Korean royal court

I was a bit under the weather and shaking off a runny nose and a gruff throat.  There was a serious craving for something sweet and honey like. And yes, I am tired of tea and honey water… That’s when in thought I should distract my mind and check on some task I have to get done.

The Recipe swap challenge…

Thr recipe swap challenge is a blogger collaboration where we partner up with a fellow blogger and test out a recipe from their gallery. This planned event is every blogger’s dream of getting done for the one you get your recipe tested and it adds so much variety through another photographers eye.
Here is a previous one I did for the challenge

Partnering this time

It is an exciting partnership this month with a time-tested blogger, Priya. Imagine, 10 years in blogging and solid as a rock, her recipe gallery is endless.
Check it out
The kids were at home when I was scrolling through her blog and they went, I want that, I want that, I want that too… For all the snacks they saw. Yes you will do that too when you see the exhaustive gallery list
Now among the list, one short name caught my eye, Baesook, pears cooked with peppercorns.
I have had this before, the soothing tea like a sweet prep. I swooped down on this recipe. It ticked my boxes for the day, warm, soothing and sweet.



Served with pear and peppercorns

This Korean style dessert made with nashi pears is one I had a long while ago a restaurant. I remember the name but honestly not the taste, never knew it was pear too.
The pears simmer and release all their flavour. The resultant juice is what is tasty, not the pear pieces.
I had these beautiful Australian pears at hand. They are much softer than the crisp nashi pears, but for now, they will have to do. This poached pear recipe works well if you stuff in the ingredients and steam it too with a lesser ripe pear.
No wonder this is a royal recipe, it is hard to figure out the ingredients from just the nectar. Now you know the secret and it really helped me soothe the rough throat. Enjoy the recipe and tag the ones who need a soothing home remedy today.
Here are two more adorable recipes with pears.
and for the hunger pangs
See you next week with more interesting recipes and I am going to rest a bit more with this.
korean pear

Baesook from the Korean royal court

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Desserts, Drinks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, International, Korean, Medicinal, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4


The fruit

  • 400 gram pear Nashi pear if available
  • 10-20 Black pepper

For the syrup

  • 3.5 cups drinking water
  • 15 gram fresh ginger root
  • 3 tbsp Sugar/brown sugar

to garnish

  • pear a few fresh slices
  • 1 tbsp pine kernels pine nuts


  • Peel and slice the Pears.
  • Pierce a few peppercorns into each slice.
    pears studded with pepercorns
  • Into a saucepan, water, rawsugar and ginger and bring it to a rolling boil
  • Reduce the heat and add the pear slices.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes till the pear infuses the syrup
  • Remove from heat and serve warm.
  • Garnish with fresh pear slices and pinenuts to serve.


The pears will not carry much taste. So choose to have or not as per your taste.
You could serve this chilled on any warm day.. it is delicious.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Poonam Bachhav
5 years ago

Pear and peppercorn make a flavorful combo..i have tried it before. This drink sounds warm and soothing . I hope your sore throat is fine now.
I also have many recipes bookmarked from Priya’ s blog..Her blog is indeed a treasure house of lovely recipes.

Priya Suresh
5 years ago

So nice of you Seema, thanks for your kind words. Had this drink long back and now you are tempting me to make some.. Loved that you enjoyed dishing out this Baesook. Thank u again.

5 years ago

What a unique recipe! Looks like a deceptively easy but the result seems to pack a punch.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
5 years ago

That is such a different recipe and so simple to make. Love the flavors and this should have been so refreshing.

priya satheesh
5 years ago

Wow interesting drink.. Such a flavourful combo. Will try this soon !

5 years ago

This looks interesting, surely tasting sweet and peppercorn giving a savory taste.

5 years ago

Looks interesting. Peppercorns and pear what a lovely combo ! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

5 years ago

Ooooo I’ve never had this royal pear drink this before but after reading this I think I’m going to have to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

Vidya Narayan
5 years ago

Definitely a keeper – This recipe! Love the ingredients used and transformed into a medicinal drink to soothe throat pain or irritation. Loved it Seema! As they say, food be thy medicine.

5 years ago

Looks ethereal!Something new and very different,yet looks absolutely delicious!

5 years ago

Such a flavourful and a different combo. never tried it, might need to give a go

Mayuri Patel
5 years ago

When I saw the photo you had shared on the FB page, I was impatient to see what this delicate yet cute little drink was all about. Unfortunately couldn’t get to the recipe but now that I have, its seems to be so easy and very tasteful. Just the kind of drink one would love to have on cold days.

5 years ago

What an amazing drink you gave us Seema, pear and pepper infused drink sounds great, next time when I’m sick will try

5 years ago

Awesome! I love teh combo and will pick up pears next sunday. Guess who will not be too happy about dessert;D

5 years ago

Sounds interesting.. never heared about this recipe. Will try soon..

5 years ago

wow!!!Such an easy recipe and an interesting one. Looks very good.Priys is a treasure house for recipes

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