Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, gas 4.
Halve six pears and put them in an ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle with the soft brown sugar, then add the sherry and the juice of a lemon.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting every so often with the juices.
Sprinkle with toasted flaked almonds and serve.
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