This tastes like autumn, but is great any time of year. If fresh pears are not in season, you can use canned pear halves packed in light syrup. Just drain four 16-oz. cans, puree in blender or food processor and simmer with remaining ingredients as directed. This spread is delicious on toast or muffins. It will keep up to 1 month in the refrigerator, so it would make a great gift come holiday season.