In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add pears and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until softened. If liquid cooks down and additional liquid is needed, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time. Set aside.
Fill deep fryer halfway with oil and heat to 350°F.
Divide pear mixture evenly among wrappers. Fold one corner of wrapper over filling, tucking tip of corner under filling. Pull side corners over the middle and roll entire pie toward the last remaining corner. Lightly brush remaining corner with water, press gently and seal.
Fry pies in batches, turning once, for 2 to 2½ minutes or until golden brown. Use a metal slotted spoon to transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve immediately with cinnamon sugar or confectioners sugar.