|Firmly packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut up|
|Dark rum||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Whipping cream||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 375°.
Peel pears, leaving stem.
Slice bottoms so they sit evenly in pan.
Mix sugar and mace; sprinkle over pears.
Dot with butter; add rum.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove pears; place in serving dish.
Boil liquid, add cream, and boil until thickened.
Spoon over pears; serve.