1In large saucepan, heat water, wine and granulated sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add lemon, gingerroot and pears. Simmer 15 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand until cool. Remove pears from poaching liquid; discard liquid.
2In medium bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. In large bowl, mix pumpkin with 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream. Fold in remaining whipped cream.
3To serve, spoon pumpkin whipped cream into 8 glasses or dessert bowls. Add 1 pear half to each glass; sprinkle with cookie crumbs.