Pear pie

    3 hours 20 min

    This is a fantastic alternative to the traditional apple pie. It's a great way of making use of pears when in-season. A shortcrust pastry envelopes a sweet, slightly spiced pear filling. Enjoy with whipped cream, ice cream or custard. The perfect autumn treat for any time of the year.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 7 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 1 (450g) pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry sheets
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon caster sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a large bowl combine first amount of sugar, flour, ginger and cinnamon. Add pears and toss.
    3. Line a 23cm pie tin with one sheet of pastry.
    4. Place mixture into pastry case, sprinkle with lemon juice and top with second sheet of pastry. Cut slits in top and sprinkle with second amount of sugar.
    5. Bake on bottom shelf of oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for 60 minutes or until pears are cooked and pastry is browned. Let cool and serve.

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    it came out delicious, got a lot of compliments. will surely do it again  -  18 Sep 2015


    This was a great pie, I used Anjou pears and substitute brown sugar for the white. Great way to use up some extras pears as well as a excellent change from apple pie.  -  18 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this reciepe. As suggested in the other two reviews, I used bown sugar instead of white. I also tossed in a handfull of raisins, the result was a pie that my whole family loved. I will be making this pie again! Barb Sepke, Vancouver BC  -  02 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)