Top each serving with a dollop of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.
For best results, do not cook this dessert on the HIGH heat setting since it tends to break the fruit down too quickly resulting in fruit with a mushy texture.
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.