(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Serve an elegant dessert! Place each pear upright on a pretty dessert plate. Spoon the sauce around the pears, and sprinkle with chopped toasted nuts or coconut. Spoon a big dollop of soft whipped cream alongside the pears, and garnish the plate with a twisted orange slice.
For a honey of a pear, use 1/4 cup honey instead of the maple syrup for a sweet change of pace.