, quartered, cored and thinly sliced (14 cups)
, sliced into wedges
HEAT oil in a large pot over medium. Add pancetta and cook, stirring until crisp, about 5 min. Add onions and cook, stirring until browned and softened, about 8 min. Stir in garlic, cloves and cinnamon and cook for 1 min.
ADD cabbage, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often until slightly wilted, 5 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar and cook, stirring until softened, 10 min. Add pears and ⅓ cup water and cook, stirring, until pears are cooked and cabbage is tender, 10 to 15 min. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks.