Golden Pear Flambe

Course : Fruits
Serves: 4
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29 ounces canned bartlett pear halves -- undrained
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large orange -- thinly sliced
3 tablespoons cointreau or fresh orange juice
1/4 cup brandy
1 pint ice cream -- (optional)

Preparation / Directions:

1. Drain pear halves, reserving 1/2 cup pear syrup. 2. Melt butter in chafing dish or skillet; stir in brown sugar and reserved pear syrup. 3. Add pear halves and orange slices; cook until heated, about 5 minutes. 4. Add Cointreau or orange juice; pour in warmed brandy and flame. 5. Spoon into serving dishes or over ice cream.

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