June 01, 2017


1) Combine in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.

2) Remove from heat. Cool.

3) Strain out fruit with a sieve and your shrub is ready to use.

Gastrique Uses

1) Put your shrub in a saucepan over low heat and reduce it until it coats the back of your spoon.

2) Remove from heat.

3) Drizzle over a peach crumble or enjoy it over vanilla ice cream. This gastrique should last for many months in your fridge, if you can save it that long!

Yield 1½–2 cups syrup


  • 3 Bosc pears or ripe apples
  • 1 1/2 cups simple syrup (1 part water heated to dissolve 1 part sugar)
  • ¾ cup champagne vinegar
  • ¾ cup dry white wine vinegar (or the last bit of a bottle of white wine you couldn't finish last week)
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60