Cinnamon Pear Cup


By Gloria Pitzer, as seen in her self-published cookbook, Mostly 4-Ingredient Recipes (Secret RecipesTM, St. Clair, MI; Dec. 1983, p. 6)


1-lb fresh pears – peeled, cut in half, and cored

1½ cups cranberry juice

1 whole cinnamon stick, broken into 3 pieces

4 whole cloves

Whipped cream (for garnish)


Place pears, cut sides down, in 12-inch skillet. Add juice and spices. Bring to a boil, for only half a minute! Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Simmer 10 minutes.

Baste pears about 3 or 4 times, with pan juices, during simmering period. When Pears are tender, spoon carefully into dessert dishes. Top with sauce. Garnish in whipped cream. Serves 4.


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Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.

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