Wash the pears. Cut most of the core of each, starting from the stem end, but do not cut through the blossom end.
Gradually blend the sugar with the butter, and spoon into the cavities of the pears, filling them. Stand the stuffed pear in a baking dish, spacing so that they do not touch. Pour one-half inch of hot water into the dish, cover, and bake for 1 hour or until tender, basting several times with the water in the pan. Uncover 15 minutes before the baking time is up. Serve with Ginger Sauce.
Makes 6 servings