1) Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. Spread pears or other fruit in a 10" round pan (or 12" x 9" pan) sprayed with non-stick spray so the bottom of the dish is covered with fruit. Sweeten fruit if needed by sprinkling a sweetener over it.
2) Add milk, flour, maple syrup, eggs, salt, and almond extract in a blender and blend on high speed, until well blended. Note: Raw honey also tastes great in the recipe but be aware it browns it before the dish is finished cooking. I just lay a piece of foil over it when it becomes golden brown and leave it in the over for at least 50 minutes.
3) Pour mixture over fruit and bake about 40 - 50 minutes or until the surface is golden brown and it is very firm in the middle. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes or so.
4) Dust with powdered sugar through tea strainer or shaker. Refrigerate to store. Enjoy!