This sauce is good on latkes or with oatmeal or yogurt. Peel and chop 4-6 pears. Put them in a sauce pan with 1/2 cup of water, a cinnamon stick and a slice of lemon. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer (covered) for about 20 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Remove the cinnamon stick and lemon slice and serve.