Recipe ID: 270
Asian Pear (pear apple) Pie!
So what do you do when your Asian pear tree is loaded and you can't possibly eat them all one at a time? MAKE PIE! This is the first year our little tree bearing fruit and boy did it ever! And these little, round, delicious pear apples also make a great pie! It's that time of year and we can't just let them fall off the tree and rot! Well some folks do I suppose.... Anyway, if you have a bunch of Asian pears, make pie! Oh, and yes I am using a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. It's OK, really!Ingredients:Crust: :)1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on boxFilling:5-6 cups of ripe peeled and sliced Asian pears (mine are little so it took about 20!)3/4 cup sugar3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (they are juicy so yes, 3)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon lemon juiceDirections:
You will notice in the picture that we couldn't wait for it to cool for 2 hours so it's not the prettiest or perfect picture, but boy does it ever taste good! Enjoy!
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
- Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.
- In a large bowl, gently mix all the filling ingredients and spoon into your crust lined pie plate.
- Top with second pie crust. Pinch top and bottom pie crust at the edges to seal and cut 4 - 5 slits in top crust for venting.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Be sure to cover your edges after about 15 minutes of baking to prevent excesssive browning.
- Cool on a cooling rack for at least 2 hours before serving (we couldn't wait that long lol)