Christmas Cinnamon Pears

Christmas Cinnamon Pears

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  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    8 h 20 m
Erin (NC)
Recipe by  Erin (NC)

“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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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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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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.

Jersey Girl Jen

Jersey Girl Jen

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.



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!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 156 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 39.9 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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