Red Hot Cinnamon Pear Sundaes

"Red hot cinnamon candies have been 1 of my favorite ingredients since my childhood & SusieQusie can tell you that pears have also been favored in recent yrs. This is the 2nd of 2 recipes I've entered that feature cinnamon candies & my source is (Time does not include time for sauce to cool)"
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
Ready In:
6 Sundaes


  • For Cinnamon Sauce

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 34 cup red cinnamon candies
  • For Sundaes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pear halves (well-drained & sliced)
  • 1 12 pints vanilla ice cream
  • red-hot candies (for garnish)


  • In a med saucepan, combine sugar, water & candies. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to med & boil mixture for 10 min, stirring occ.
  • Remove from heat & cool at least 20 min b4 using (or cool, cover & refrigerate to store).
  • To Assemble Sundaes: Scoop ice cream into 6 dessert dishes & spoon sliced pears over ea sundae. Spoon cinnamon sauce over ice cream & sprinkle w/more cinnamon candies. Serve immediately & store any leftover sauce in refrigerator.
  • NOTE: W/the combined sweetness of the canned pears, cinnamon candies & ice cream used for the sundaes -- I would be inclined to reduce the sugar amt in the sauce to 1/2 cup.

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  1. A Sundae on Saturday~and any other day of the week for that matter! The hot, humid weather on the East coast is oppressive, however; this treat picks you up and thoughts of dancing in the barn come to mind. I served this for Saturday Lunch to cool everyone down. The cinnamon sauce was extreme goodness, and pared with the pears, perched a top homemade ice cream, almost caused a work stoppage here on the farm. Since we have 7 guests for lunch, I used the full recipe, and it came out perfect. Didn't change anything. (I didn't even change the sugar) as the fellow cow hands would probably perish if I even thought about changing up dessert to be healthier. Thanks, twissis~will keep this going for year round.
  2. I picked this recipe as a way to use up some of the cinnamon candies I've had since Christmas and I'm glad I did. This is a different ice cream sundae idea that we enjoyed. I used 3/4 cup of sugar, which seemed just about right for us. Thanks for sharing!


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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