Melt the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the pears, vanilla powder, and granulated sugar. Cook the pears, stirring often, until they are soft.
Transfer the cooked pear mixture to the bowl of a food processor and puree. Add the powdered and chopped almonds and the almond extract. Pulse to mix. If the mixture is not sufficiently sweet, add a bit of turbinado sugar and pulse to mix.
Divide the puree between individual bowls and serve.