Most Belgians will already be familiar with this classic fruit spread. For anyone not familiar with it, it’s similar to apple butter, but made primarily from pears combined with other fruit. The ones I’ve found are made of pears combined with apples and dates.
I have to admit that this syrup in its purest form, just spread on bread, is not my cup of tea. (I was never really a fan of apple butter either.) But it’s also often used in traditional recipes, and my awesome friend who writes the awesome blog From Belgium Wit Loof did a whole series of vegan recipes based on Syrup of Liège. I have yet to try any of them, but they look fantastic! (I especially am inspired to try a version of a Ploughman’s lunch with it.)
There are several brands of Syrup of Liège out there, but one brand or another should be pretty much available at any supermarket.