Fried Pears

Kathy W


Most of us have had fried apples. This is a nice change of pace.

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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.
2-3 Tbsp
chopped nuts (I use pecans, slivered almonds or walnuts)
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
vegetable oil (or so)
3 Tbsp
or so sugar
1 Tbsp
or so cinnamon

How to Make Fried Pears


  • 1Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 2Heat 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.
  • 3Sprinkle 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.
  • 4Add nuts, stir gently to mix. Serve with whipped cream or over vanilla ice cream.

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About Fried Pears

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #nuts, #pears