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Perry recipes

An alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of certain types of pear and often referred to as ‘pear cider’.

Perry is a traditional drink in South West England, particularly Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

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As well as English perry, there are pear ciders from France, Sweden and other countries.


Perry is not made for long-term keeping. Follow ‘best by’ dates and store in a cool, dark place.


Perry can be used in cooking and pairs well with pork and poultry in particular. It can also be used as a basis for sauces and in desserts such as jellies.

Article by Susan Low

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