A typical Dutch autumn dish is “stewed pears” also known as “stoofperen”.

These delicious pears are slowly simmered in a sugar and spice syrup, giving them a deep, rich flavor and a beautiful deep red color.Stoofperen are often sweet and slightly spiced, and they are frequently served as a side dish alongside savory main courses such as stewed meats or game dishes.

They perfectly complement the warm, cozy atmosphere of autumn and are a beloved dish during the autumn months in the Netherlands. Stoofperen can also be enjoyed as a dessert, often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.