Christmas Cinnamon Pears Recipe -
Christmas Cinnamon Pears Recipe
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Christmas Cinnamon Pears

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"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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    20 mins

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 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.


20 Ratings

Dec 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!

Jan 18, 2006

very good a so simple. AAAAAAAAAA+++++

Dec 29, 2010

Pretty good, most people enjoyed them.

Dec 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.

Jan 04, 2006

Easy to do. The whole family loved it. I've been getting requests for the recipe.

Dec 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.


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  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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