Poached Pears

1/2 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup orange juice
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
8 Medium pears, peeled, halved, and cored
In a large skillet bring sugar, orange juice, vanilla, and 1 Cup water to boiling. Add pears. Reduce heat. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or till tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm or chilled. Serves 8.