Bake dessert in 9-inch square baking dish or shallow 2-qt. casserole instead of the 8-inch square baking dish.
What To Look For When Purchasing Pears
Look for pears with a fragrant aroma and coloring characteristic of their variety. Skins should be free from cuts and bruises. A ripe pear is one that feels slightly firm, but gives a bit to gentle pressure at the stem end.