Mix pears with 1 cup sugar and let stand. Place butter in a 2 quart casserole dish and place in 325 degree oven until melted. Combine all dry ingredients, including remaining sugar. Mix well. Whisk together the milk and egg; Slowly combine with dry ingredients to make batter.
Pour over melted butter. Do not stir. spoon pears over the batter.
Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 to 60 minutes until brown and pears are tender.