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We recently picked a bushel of pears from a friend's pear tree so I have been making pears all kinds of ways. This morning, I made waffles and decided to make fried pears the same way I make fried apples. Fried pears or apples are so easy you don't even need a recipe.
I peeled these pears because the skins are so thick, but you can also just slice the pears and leave the skins on.
An iron skillet (amazon link) is my favorite for frying pears or apples. It helps to give a nice caramelization and is so easy to clean afterwards with just hot water and a quick scrubbing.
Tender, caramelized fried pears are the perfect side for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Enjoy over waffles or alongside a juicy pork roast for a delicious end of summer treat.
You don't really need a recipe for this, but here is the general idea.
Pears, maybe 6 or so, whatever fills your skillet
2 T. butter, you can use more or less
Cinnamon, I just shake some in a couple of times while cooking
Sugar, optional. I lean towards less because you don't need much. I used about 2 Tbsp. in this skillet to get the pears to juice.
Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium heat until the pears are fork tender and start to caramelize. Stir from time to time to help pears cook evenly.
You might also like our favorite Pear Crisp.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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