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Spiced Pear Kombucha

For a cool weather kombucha flavor, you have to try this Spiced Pear Kombucha! Cloves and ginger transform this fruity flavor into a cozy cider-like drink.

Pear kombucha in bottles with white background

After picking more apples and pears than we knew what to do with this fall, making kombucha seemed like the logical solution.

So we left the summer flavors at the door and made a Spiced Apple Kombucha with sweet apples and cinnamon sticks. And now, pear gets its time to shine!

Pear kombucha in bottles with white background

There are two main fermentation phases when making homemade kombucha:

  1. First Fermentation: This is when you transform sweet tea into tart and delicious kombucha (see our comprehensive guide to homemade kombucha here)
  2. Second Fermentation: This is when you carbonate the kombucha by adding sugars (like pears!) and bottling it.

In order to make this Spiced Pear Kombucha, you will need to have finished the first fermentation already and have some kombucha that’s ready to be carbonated!

Pear kombucha in bottles with white background

Spiced Pear Kombucha Ingredients

  • Kombucha: You’ve brewed your kombucha in the first fermentation with the help of your SCOBY and it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart (step-by-step first fermentation instructions here).
  • Pear: Use any variety of sweet pear you have on hand here. Aim for the juiciest, most ripe fruit.
  • Ginger: Fresh grated ginger brings flavor and fizz to this kombucha.
  • Cloves: Just a few whole cloves give this kombucha a cozy, warming flavor.
Pear kombucha in bottles with white background

How to make Spiced Pear Kombucha

Making your own Spiced Pear Kombucha is super easy. The process goes something like this:

  1. Prep: Finely chop the pear (small enough so that the pieces will fit in your fermentation bottles).
  2. Bottle: Add kombucha, pear, and ginger, and cloves to fermentation bottles.
  3. Ferment: For 3 to 10 days, until it reaches the carbonation level you like.
  4. Enjoy: Chill in the fridge before serving.

You can, of course, make this a pure pear kombucha by omitting the spices!

Pear kombucha in bottles with white background and pear in background
Yield: 8 cups

Spiced Pear Kombucha

Spiced Pear Kombucha

For a cool weather kombucha flavor, you have to try this Spiced Pear Kombucha! Cloves and ginger transform this fruity flavor into a cozy cider-like drink.

Prep Time 3 days
Total Time 3 days

Ingredients

  • ½ gallon kombucha from a first fermentation (this is not store bought kombucha), 1.9 L
  • 1 pear (finely diced)
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 4 whole cloves

Instructions

  1. Bottle: Evenly distribute diced pear, grated ginger, and cloves into fermentation bottles*. (If using more than 4 bottles, add a clove to each bottle). Pour in first fermentation kombucha, leaving 1 to 2 inches free at the top.
  2. Ferment: Place in a dark, room temperature area for 3 to 10 days, until it reaches the carbonation level you like. This process will go faster in warmer climates, and slower in cooler climates.
  3. Enjoy: Chill in the fridge before serving, optionally straining out the fruit and ginger fibers. Can be stored in the fridge, tightly sealed, for several weeks.

Notes

  • *If this is your first time brewing, it may be helpful to use a plastic water bottle as a gauge. Fill a disposable plastic bottle with kombucha (leaving 2 inches empty at the top). When this bottle becomes rock hard, you’ll know the glass bottle are also ready. This will help you gauge how quickly kombucha brews in your climate and will prevent bottle explosions.
  • You can make this a pure pear kombucha by omitting the ginger and cloves. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 cup (differs by fermentation length)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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