1Mix almonds, macaroon crumbs, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and orange rind. Cut pears in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Lightly fill each half with crumb mixture. Put 2 halves together and secure with toothpicks. Arrange in 8-inch square dish; sprinkle with remaining sugar and sherry.
2Cover with wax paper. Microwave with 650 watts for 4 minutes; rotate dish 1/2 turn. Microwave with 650 watts for 3 to 5 minutes more.