Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I love pears, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. They're just as good as fried apples. I really liked the crunch the pecans added. This is so good over ice cream, but I could eat 'em straight from the pan too!
pears (such as bartlett or bosc) cored and sliced
note: you don't have to peel the pears unless you want to.
chopped nuts (I use pecans, slivered almonds or walnuts)
Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat butter and oil in a medium skillet over medium heat (the oil helps to keep the butter from burning). Prepare the pears while heating the butter (this way they don't have time to turn dark). Add pears and saute until just tender.
Sprinkle with the sugar cinnamon mixture (As little or as much as you like). Stir gently to coat all of the slices. Turn off the heat.
Add nuts, stir gently to mix. Serve with whipped cream or over vanilla ice cream.