1. Drain syrup from pears into a heavy 1-quart saucepan; set the pears aside.
2. Add the brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon to the syrup. Bring to a boil over a medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add pears, stir slightly and then simmer about 5 minutes more or until heated through.
4. Remove from heat. A dollop of whipped cream added to the top of each serving at the last minute adds a wonderful flavor. For an added touch during the holidays, sprinkle a little green decorating sugar on the whipped cream and add a cherry on top.