|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon||1⁄2 , sliced|
|Bartlett pears/Bosc pears||4 Large|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Measure water into a saucepan, add the lemon slices and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile wash the pears, leave peelings and stems on, but remove and replace blossom ends with 4 of the cloves Add the remaining ingredients to the water and lemon slices, lay the pears on their sides, cover kettle and gently simmer them for about 45 minutes, or until they are tender.
Turn once or twice during the cooking.
When done, remove pears to a plate to cool.
Allow the liquid to cook another 5 to 10 minutes or until it is quite thick and syrupy.
Pour over the pears and chill.
While cooling, occasionally spoon the syrup over the pears to give them a thick glazed coating.
Serve as a salad, a garnish for meat or with whipped cream for dessert.