SPICED BAKED PEARS WITH LEMON SAUCE
Cut pears in half lengthwise; remove cores and stems. Arrange pears, cut-side-up, in a
9 x 9 x-2-inch baking dish; set aside. In a 1-cup measure, combine water, honey, and cloves; evenly pour over pears. Bake, loosely covered, in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 25 to 30 minutes or until fork tender but not mushy. May also microwave pears in a heat-proof glass or ceramic dish, loosely covered with plastic wrap at HIGH power for about 4 minutes or until fork tender but not mushy. Serve pears warm with Lemon Sauce. To serve, arrange 2 pear halves in each individual dessert dish; spoon sauce over each serving.
In a small heavy saucepan, gradually blend cold water into cornstarch, blending until mixture is smooth. Gradually blend in remaining water. Add cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, over moderate heat, until mixture is thickened and bubbly hot. Reduce heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. May chill, covered, in refrigerator, if desired. May serve hot or at room temperature or chilled as desired. Remove cinnamon stick before serving. May store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.