RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
4 medium pears, firm (like Bosc or Bartlett), peeled
2 1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1-1/2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
Place all ingredients (except brandy if used) in a small saucepan. Simmer the pears until just soft (about 15 minutes). Remove the pears with a slotted spoon. Place in a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature. Add the brandy (if used) and raise the flame to medium high. Reduce the sauce by half (about 12-15 minutes). Allow to cool. Pour over the pears. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve cold.