Poires Cuites Cooked Pears
Peel your pears, cut them in two, seed them, and cover them with water.
You need half a liter of water for two pounds of pears, and four hundred grams of sugar.
Let them cook until the pears become transparent, then let them cool.
2 cups water, 2 lbs. pears, 1 3/4 cups sugar. Barely simmer.
Source: The Art of Cuisine