Loved these! I used pears from our tree that we had sliced and frozen. Because I had put them in the fridge to thaw out yesterday, there was a good bit of liquid accumulated with them. I used that liquid instead of adding any water. I used Splenda brown sugar. And I realized afterwards that I forgot to add any butter, and we didn't miss it at all! Because the pears were already sliced, I just combined all the other ingredients, heated them up on the stove, then covered the pears with it to bake.