|Egg||1 , slightly beaten|
|Skim milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Combine all ingredients except brandy in a saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Pour into a bowl, add brandy and stir.
Cover with waxed paper and cool to room temperature.
To Serve: Spoon custard into 4 serving dishes.
Pears should be at room temperature.
Drain pears on paper towels.
Place 2 halves in each dish on top of custard.
Dust pears with cinnamon or nutmeg.