To make Poached Pear Slices, in a medium saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 inches stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, cut a large pear (7 to 8 ounces) from top to bottom into 1/4-inch slices (include the stem with one of the slices); remove seeds. Add pear slices to sugar mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or just until tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pear slices to a wire rack set in a shallow baking pan. Cool pear slices; discard syrup. If desired, cover and chill pear slices for up to 24 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Autumn Maple-Pear Pie)
468 calories; total fat 21g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 357mg; potassium 265mg; carbohydrates 66g; fiber 5g; sugar 31g; protein 6g; trans fatty acid 2g; vitamin a 242IU; vitamin c 5mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 81mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 59mg; iron 2mg.