Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pear Pie

My to-do list has been completed, and I was even able to start dinner for tomorrow night. In just about half an hour, I'm going to find that reading time too. But first, I wanted to give you my recipe for pear pie and tell you - EAT THIS!

I have no idea where this recipe came from. My mom made it, my grandma made it, and I was told that her mom made it too. But usually when I tell people about it, they raise their eyebrows in disbelief. Pear pie? They've never heard of such a thing!

If you were here, I would try to be unselfish and invite you over for a piece. But since you're not in town, unfortunately, all I can do is tell you: it's sooo yummy! Here it is.

Pear Pie

1 9" unbaked pie shell
5-6 c. peeled, sliced Bartlett pears (5-7 pears)
1/2 c. whipping cream
3/4-1 c. sugar
3 T. flour
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 T. butter

Make the pie shell. Prepare the pears. Mix the cream, sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Pour over the pears and mix gently. Pour pear mixture into the pie shell. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and dot with butter. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, then turn down the oven to 375 and bake for 45 minutes longer. Makes 1 scrumptious pie.

OK. I'll bet you can guess what I'm going to do next!


Sarah said...

I remember you making this in college...did you see Orangette's post yesterday? Honey ice cream? That would taste wonderful with pear pie I bet. I don't have an ice cream maker, so I can't try it, do you?

Kase said...

I am not much af a dessert person lately but that is so enticing... it seems like the perfect cure for the firghtening fog of Coburg... candles, tea, and pear pie!