Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In 12-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Cook pears in butter 3 minutes or until just tender. Remove from heat; set aside. In food processor, place 1/4 cup almonds and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cover; process until finely ground. In medium bowl, mix softened butter and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with spoon until blended. Add egg yolk; stir until well blended. Add flour and ground almond mixture; stir until blended.