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I'm finally getting down to the last of my pears! I don't know how Lindsey is doing on hers, but she is going to share a recipe with you next week. But, here is one last pear recipe from me!
A few days ago, I was watching a cooking show where someone made a pear pie! Since I have had pears coming out of my ears of late, I of course latched onto that idea! I figured it couldn't be that hard, and guess what! It wasn't!
You Kind of Treat the Pears Like Apples, Yet Differently
My pears had reached their peak ripeness! They were so juicy and sweet. I had to handle them gently so I wouldn't bruise them. They were not crisp like an apple at all.
I used my vegetable peeler to remove the skin of the pears. Then, I quartered them, removed the cores and sliced them into a bowl. I made the slices sort of thick so that they would hold up in the oven.
Next, I tossed the pears with the corn starch, sugar and spices very gently. Then, I put them into the pie crust. Easy as that. I didn't cook the pie filling in advance because the pears were already so soft that I didn't want them to get mushy. They started creating their own juicy sauce right away. That sauce thickened in the pie perfectly in the oven.
I used my standby pie crust recipe, except I used buttery flavored Crisco. After I rolled out the top crust, I cut some leaf shapes into it before placing it on the pie, instead of cutting in the normal slits.
Once the pie is baked, just plop on a scoop of ice cream and enjoy it warm and delicious!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!