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Sautéed Pears and Red Onions


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 red onions, root ends attached and cut into thin wedges

  • 6 brown, skinny-looking pears, such as Bosc pears, quartered, then cored

  • Salt and pepper

  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar


Heat the EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and melt it, then add the onions and pears and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Sauté, stirring frequently, until the pears are tender but not mushy, 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle brown sugar over the pan and stir a minute or two more. Serve immediately.