I love pears, and I love this recipe, because lighting the rum caramelises the sugar, and pulls out the flavour of the pears. I use pear halves but you can try it with whole pears too.
Really good and great presentation! Everyone loved the flames! I served it w/ the option of ice cream or table cream. The table cream was actually my favorite! I will definitely make this again! - 19 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
wow, this was excellent! my guests really enjoyed it. I've made it twice now. first time i served it with vanilla icecream and shortbread/buscuits because i thought the dessert needed something. But the second time we just ate it with ice cream. I will definetly be making this again. Even though i don't like pears too much this was very good. - 18 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
REALLY IMPRESSIVE! Use a fancy baking dish and turn down the lights when you set this to flame. After the alcohol burns off, serve hot over ice cream. Very comforting. - 13 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)