Wash the pears.
Peel, leave the tail.
Pour water into a saucepan, add sugar and boil.
Place pears in a saucepan and cook for 15-20 minutes over low heat.
Place gently on a dish. Boil the syrup for another 30 minutes.
Put the pears on a platter with ice cream and pour over the syrup. Serve to the table.