This is another dish that my father loved and that I prepare with memories of my childhood. This dish is made when pears are in season. The texture and taste change depending on the type of pear you use. My favorite are Bosque pears but any type of pear is delicious when prepared with this recipe. The cranberries and lemon add a tartness that is contrasted with the honey, cinnamon and black pepper. INGREDIENTS 6 pears 1⁄4 cup Cranberries or Raisins 1⁄2 cup water 1 Lemon 2 tbsp Honey 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger
1 Cinnamon Stick 4 cloves 6 Black pepper corns 1) Mix the water, honey, and lemon juice in a sauce pan and bring the ingredients to a boil.
2) When the liquid is boiling, lower the flame to medium and add the pears, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and pepper corns to the sauce pan.
3) Simmer and stir the ingredients on a low flame for 5-10 minutes, until the pears are soft.
4) Remove the pears from the sauce pan and place them in a glass jar. Keep the liquid in the pan to use later.
5) Add the cranberries or raisins to the jar and mix.
6) Pour the liquid form the sauce pan over the pears, and leave 2 inches of space at the top of the jar.
7) Place the lid on the jar and close it tightly.
8) You can eat these right away or store in refrigerator for one month.