This is one of our family's favorites at Christmas. It not only tastes great, it is beautiful on any holiday plate. This recipe is very simple and everyone will want to know how you made it.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain the liquid from the cans of pears into a saucepan. Add red hot candies to the juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the candy has dissolved. Stir in the food coloring, remove from heat, and allow to cool.

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  • Place the pear halves in a deep bowl. Pour the liquid over the pears, cover, and refrigerate overnight. You may want to stir a couple of times to evenly distribute the color. Serve pear halves cold on top of a leaf of lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

155.9 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 39.9g 13% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 13.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
This is an awesome and easy recipe. At holidays with all the fuss and pressure this is quick and looks as if you have spent hours creating it. I only changed the lettuce to baby spinach since it was easier to get at time. I also made it again using canned apples. Very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2007
I did not like this recipe at all I made it and threw it away. I thought that there was hardly any flavor to it. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the pears weren't drained as well as they could've been and that that diluted the flavoring. I might try it again and make sure that the pears are drained VERY well. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
This is an awesome and easy recipe. At holidays with all the fuss and pressure this is quick and looks as if you have spent hours creating it. I only changed the lettuce to baby spinach since it was easier to get at time. I also made it again using canned apples. Very good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2007
I did not like this recipe at all I made it and threw it away. I thought that there was hardly any flavor to it. The only thing I can think of is that maybe the pears weren't drained as well as they could've been and that that diluted the flavoring. I might try it again and make sure that the pears are drained VERY well. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2006
This is SO easy and my family begs me to make this recipe. My 10 year old son volunteered me to make it for his class without telling me until the last minute. The cool thing was that since it is so simple I could easily supervise him as he pulled it together himself! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2013
My family has been making cinnamon pears for Christmas Eve for decades. My recommendations are to leave the pears in the cinnamon syrup for at least 2 days. This will infuse them with even more cinnamon flavor. We also use about a bag and a half of Red Hots and don't use red food coloring since the candies make the pears red enough on their own. What can I say we like our pears cinnamon-y! My last recommendation is to serve the pears with a dollop of cream cheese resting on the pear. The cream cheese really ties the room together plus it's a nice counter to the cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2006
very good a so simple. AAAAAAAAAA Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2010
Pretty good most people enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
tried the recipe and it was great. I did combine it with another recipe for pears that used cream cheese balls rolled in pecans and topped with mayo and marachino cherry juice and them topped with the cherry for garnish. Adds that little bit of lacking flavor. Also if you want more cinnamon flavor add cinnamon extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
Easy to do. The whole family loved it. I've been getting requests for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
What a tasty festive addition to our holiday menu...thanks! I have been requested to make these every Christmas. As easy as it was that won't be too hard a request to fulfill. Read More
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