2 Fresh Pears - Anjou or Bartlett
1 Cup Sugar
4 Tlb. Vanilla
1 Tsp. Almond Extract
1 Cup Heavy Cream
Spray 4 ramekins with nonstick spray. Peel pears, cut in half and core. Into each prepared ramekin, place 1/4 cup of sugar and a pear half. Pour 1 Tlb. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. almond extract over each pear. Bake for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove from oven and spoon some of the syrup over each pear. Pour 1/4 cup heavy cream over each pear. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until pear fells soft when stuck with a fork. Remove from oven, coll for several minutes. Garnish with a bit of whipped cream and some sliced almonds.