How To Make Baesook?

Korean recipes - Baesook or Baesuk is Korean desserts of the Royal Korean Court.

Traditionally, Baesuk was served only in the Korean Royal Court. The recipe was not introduced to the public until the mid-twentieth century. Baesuk "Isuk" which means "Cooked Pear" is also used as a home remedy for the common cold.

How to Make Korean Baesook


  • 2 Asian Pears
  • 20 Peppercorns
  • 2tbs of Sugar
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1 hand full of pinenuts (for a garnish)

Instructions :

  • Peel and core the pear. Make sure to leave no skin or can make the end result a bit bitter
  • Cut them into quarters, rounding off the edges
  • Stick in 2-3 peppercorns on the outer side running along the center. Be sure to place them far enough apart so that they don't fall out
  • Pour your 4 cups of water, 2 tbsp of sugar and the pear sections into a sauce pan. Bring this to a boil. * Note: You want to dissolve the sugar into the water before putting in the pears
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 5-8 minutes
  • Turn off the heat and let the boiling water (which should now be a bit syrupy) cook the pear a bit more before transferring the liquid and pear sections into a bowl or jar
  • Place the container in the refrigerator to cool. Serve in a small bowl, with 2-3 pears and garnish with pinenuts

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