the pears in the smallest saucepan that can hold them comfortably. Add water to the saucepan to just cover the pears. Add sugar
, and zest. Place
the saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover the saucepan, and cook
the pears until they are tender. Pierce the pears with the point of a sharp knife to determine how much they are cooked.