1. Place the apple juice, honey and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat gently until the honey has dissolved.
2. Peel the pears, halve and scoop out the cores. Transfer immediately to the prepared syrup. Cover the saucepan and place over a very low heat for 10-15 minutes until the pears are just cooked.
3. Remove the pears from the syrup, increase the heat and boil fiercely for 2 - 3 minutes. Pour over the pears and leave to cool.
4. discard the cinnamon stick before serving.