This is a beautifully presented upside down custard dessert. The top is a homemade caramel packed with pears, the base is a simple custard flavoured with brandy. Baked in a water bath it could seem like a bit of trouble but it is well worth the effort.
Absolutely delicious! I didn't have any pears, but substituted a tin of drained apricots halves with a dash of triple sec (orange liqueur) for the schnapps and it was divine - 10 Jul 2012 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)