Arrange the pears decoratively on top of the pie crust, fanning them out to lie fairly flat. Leave a 1½-inch border of crust around the perimeter. Cut pears in half vertically if necessary to make them fit. Brush the pears with half of the reserved butter/syrup mixture then sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (depending on how sweet your pears are). Set remaining butter syrup mixture aside.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and slowly brush all over with the remaining butter/syrup mixture. Return to oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until crust is golden and glazed.
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