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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Pear Creme Pie

Pear Creme Pie, with only four large pears, and a handful of other ingredients create this delicious creamy pie the whole family will love. With the fall crop of pears in the markets, now is a good time to bake this pie! 

This pie is delicious! I have taken the liberty to give it a slight rename, from Pear Pie to Pear Creme Pie. However, it not have any cream. But like many pies from years ago in frugal times, sugar and eggs formed a creamy filling when combined with fruit. And this pie is no exception.

This pie is enhanced with a whole wheat pie crust, which gives the rich (but not too sweet) filling a crunchy, and nutty contrast in taste. You may add a bit of whipped cream or ice cream if you like, but this pie is simply wonderful just the way it comes from the oven. 

Fruit desserts are a favorite around here. Even something as simple as an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. Dessert is such an easy way to get more fruit into your meal plans. And I am just as bad as the kids when I tell myself "have a pear for dessert", truthfully, I am not too interested! But a slice of this Pear Creme Pie is a whole different situation!

Pear Creme Pie. Easily made with 4 fresh pears.

It is suggested that you use Bosc pears, but when I went to the market they had these beautiful Bartlett pears, and that is what went into the pie. The delicious way this pie turned out tells me that any ripe pear could be used for this pie, and probably has been, through the years.

Not only had I  never heard of Pear Pie, I most likely would not have (on the spur of the moment) made one, on my own accord. Proof that opening one's mind to need foods and combinations of ingredients, is a really good idea...but I am glad I came across this recipe. Because this Pear Creme Pie is so good!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • fresh pears
  • your favorite pie crust
  • sugar
  • flour
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • cardamom or nutmeg
  • butter
You will also need the following:
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • small mixing bowl
  • pie plate, for baking
Now you are ready to begin!

Pear Creme Pie, in a whole wheat crust, ready to serve.
Pear Creme Pie

Pear Creme Pie
adapted from:  tasting spoons
450-degree oven

1 9 inch crust, use your favorite recipe

4 large pears, peeled and sliced
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1 egg
2 t vanilla
dash salt

1 1/2 T butter, cut into small pieces

cardamom or nutmeg to sprinkle over the top - if desired

Place pear slices into the pie crust.

Combine sugar, flour, egg, vanilla, and salt. Beat until creamy. Spread mixture over the surface of the pears in the pie shell. Dot with butter. Dust the top of the pie with cardamom or nutmeg if desired.

Chunky pear slices make a delicious Pear Creme Pie.

Bake in a preheated 450-degree oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350, bake 30-45 minutes, or until golden and done in your oven.

Let cool completely before serving.

Pear Creme Pie, worth the clean up!

Other fruit desserts you may enjoy:

Poached Rhubarb, delicious over plain cake or served with a cookie!

Dessert Apple Slices tastes just like apple pie but made in the Instant Pot.

Creamy Banana and Kiwi Parfaits creamy yogurt and fruit, and nothing more!

Featured recipe at: 

Pear Creme Pie featured at Miz Helen's Country Kitchen.
Scratch Made Food! & DIY Homemade Household featured at Full Plate Thursday!




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  1. I've never had a pear pie, but I eat a lot of pears, so I will definitely need to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. It looks really easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. this looks tasty. it is coming up to summer here and pears in salads are a great fave. I had a pear and halloumi salad at a cafe last week - so delish! a great fruit.

    1. I hope you give this pie a try, it is quite delicious! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  4. This sounds amazing!! A great use of the season - Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!! Hope your weeek is wonderful!

  5. Congratulations, your post has been featured on Full Plate Thursday,510 this week, . Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you Miz Helen, I appreciate you featuring my delicious pie!


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