Friday, October 31, 2008


My dad is visiting here from WA state for a little while. His pear tree had a bountiful
crop this year and he brought a big box to share. They fell from the tree while they
were unripe, so I put them in a paper bag for a few days to ripen them. The gases
that occur naturally in the fruit to ripen it are more concentrated when placed into
a closed bag and the fruit ripens quickly and evenly.

I have never made a pear pie before, so I looked in my The Best of Amish Cooking
book and found a simple recipe with only 5 ingredients other than the pears. It was
very easy to make and the taste was wonderful. The pears were cubed instead of
sliced so they were tender but still held their shape without turning to mush. The
tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon that was sprinkled on the top added just the perfect
finishing touch of flavor.

If you have access to a few pears I think this would be a beautiful pie to serve for
Thanksgiving along with or maybe even instead of the traditional pumpkin pie.


1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cream (not half & half)
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 fresh pears, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar
1 9" unbaked pie shell

Sift together flour and sugar. Stir in cream and lemon juice. Mix with wire 
whisk until smooth. Gently fold in pears. Pout into unbaked pie shell and 
sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 45-50 minutes until the middle is set. I always 
place a pie shield on the crust about halfway through baking so the crust 
doesn't get too dark.

Cool at least 3 hours before serving so pie is correctly set up. 

Refrigerate leftovers.


Becky said...

Looks positively yummy and most of my kids love pears. i ain't givin' up my pumpkin pie though ;-)

Anonymous said...

That pie sounds wonderful. I have made pear crumble but never pear pie. I believe that pears should be picked unripe. If left on the tree they become floury.


Laura ~Peach~ said...

the pie looks delishious...I dont know for sure why Georgia adopted early voting but I think that perhaps in this area a big part was because we are a huge military town and also have a huge elderly population who use the early voting to avoid the long lines... Most people do not do early voting but this year it is exploded and I am glad there are so many first time voters getting out (not all young people Many are older folks who have never voted before)what ever the reason I have become one who thinks it is a good thing... my dad lives in IL they have early voting he said that missouri is afraid that the polls will be totally overwhelmed on tuesday and here they have said that as long as you are in the line before 7 pm they will allow you to vote but if you are not in the line then you wont have the chance.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend... and just so you can chuckle... I was just outside... its 48 degrees and COLD! :)

Karen Deborah said...

lawdy woman you can cook! Talent pure talent. so are ya'll gonna drive by and see me?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Having been without internet for a spate of time, I am catching up. I always seem to stop by here when you've a freshly-baked goodie on the blog-sill. Do you think I can smell the cyber-fragrance? Looks delicious! I'm not a big pear fan, but this may make me load my cart with a few extra pear-shaped beauties when next I visit the market. : )

It's always a pleasure to stop in at your "House."