Dessert

Spiced Pear Pie

A perfectly spiced pear pie for fall and a nice change up

from typical apple pie. This pie is simple to make and pairs

perfectly with cinnamon ice cream.

You will need-

Pie Filling

  • 1 pie crust of your choice (my recipe to follow)
  • 5-6 fresh pears
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Crust Topping

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

First, peel, core and slice your pears. Slices should be about 1/4 inch thick. Next, add the pear slices to a medium sized bowl. Add in all other ingredients and stir well until evenly combined. I really wish I had more to write about for the filling prep but that’s really it! Not a bad problem to have I suppose.

Line your pie pan with the bottom pie crust. Evenly spread spiced pear filling on top of the bottom crust so it is nice and level. Gently lay the top pie crust over the pie filling and crimp the edges. If your not doing a cut out crust design as shown, add about 4-5 vent slits in the center of the pie to allow the steam to escape.

For the crust topping, beat one large egg. Using a pastry brush, gently brush the beaten egg onto the crust. Don’t miss a spot! This step makes your crust a pretty golden brown, we eat with our eyes first (judgmental I know) but its true! Evenly sprinkle about a tablespoon of granulated sugar on the top of the pie. That’s it! Your done, easy as pie.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and serve warm or at room temperature. With all pies, don’t cut it straight after removing it from the oven, your slices will fall apart. Alternatively, you can grab the whole pie pan and dig in with a fork, my husbands go to serving method…

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