Pear Pie

     Keeping up with the changing seasons, pear pie sounded like the perfect autumn dessert. And with an abundance of pears from my grandfather’s orchard, we had plenty of pears to make it.


       Although most find pie making to be a difficult dessert to make, simplicity can be key, and we didn’t even follow a recipe to create our gobbled up pie.

After cutting up about six pears, we put them in a bowl and mixed them with flour, cinnamon, sugar, butter, a splash of lemon juice, and a little salt.

We made a simple crust and filled our pies, preheating our oven beforehand. After decorating, it goes into a 350 degree oven for approximately 50 minutes.

The Result: A beautiful, delicious pie!

The Recipe: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake approx. 50 minutes.

Filling:

Approx. 6 pears, sliced

1/2 cup white sugar

3 tbsp. white flour

1/4 tsp. salt

Splash of lemon juice

1 tbsp. cinnamon

Crust:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,plus extra for rolling

1 cup (2 sticks or 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

6 to 8 Tbsp ice water

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients to the sliced pear in a medium bowl. Butter your pie dish and roll your dough into two pieces thin enough to cover the top and bottom of the pie. Place one piece of dough into the dish and add the filling mixture. Apply the second piece of dough onto the top, don’t forget to trim off the excess. Cut small lines in the top of the crust to allow air to get in.Put the pie on a jelly roll pan, and place it in the 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes. Take out the pie when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. When cooled, ENJOY!

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