Place the pear halves in a small saucepan. Add sufficient water to the saucepan to cover the fruit. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook pears until barely tender.
Remove the pears from the hot water, drain, and chill rapidly in the refrigerator. When the pears are cold, cut them into bite-size pieces.
Place the cream, sugar, and flour in a small saucepan. Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil while whisking continuously. Reduce heat to simmer and whisk in the butter, brandy, and almond extract. Add the pears to the sauce to reheat.
Divide the pears and the cream between individual serving glasses. Sprinkle a little more granulated sugar over the tops.