How to make it

  • Combine dry ingredients and rind in mixing bowl. Dust off hands and crank up that kickin’ music that just came on the radio. This is pie, people, and we’re going to rock out.
  • Arrange pears in layers in a 9 inch pastry lined pan (the pastry dough should be cold when you roll it out), sprinkling sugar mixture over each layer. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with juice.
  • Roll out remaining dough; cut slits for escape of steam. Moisten rim of bottom crust. Place top crust over filling. Fold edge under bottom crust, pressing to seal. Flute edge. Or use a fork. Or whatever it is that you do… I totally trust your judgment. After all, it is your pie.
  • Options. You know I LOVE options. Choose your own adventure: shiny crust or extra crispy crust? For a shiny pie crust, brush the unbaked top crust with an egg wash made from one egg and 2 tablespoons cream. For an extra-crispy pie crust with a golden color, brush the unbaked top crust with water, and sprinkle it with sugar (use turbinado, if you can).
  • Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Inhale. Call Yankee Candle Company and tell them to quickly sniff this pie and make you a candle to match — STAT. Let cool just a bit and cut your first slice. WARNING: This pie tastes like “more” so biter beware. One slice is never enough. Never.
  • NOTE: You can substitute white sugar for the turbinado sugar. You won’t hurt my feelings. But I personally enjoy my pie even more knowing that I’m not getting as many calories. Raw sugar can make for a more moist pie. This doesn’t bother me but for those of you who are pie-critics… just use the white sugar, okay?
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    " It was excellent "
    theoldprof ate it and said...
    OK, I admit I've never tried a pear pie. This glorious recipe and your Star Trek trasnporter comment in the description has sold me. I will make your recipe and await the arrival of the away team. LOL Hi-5 and many thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    just made and posted a pear pie a few days ago, looked for others and in agreement pear pies are super indeed!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Get up and boogie down to this pie! Sounds wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    What a gorgeous recipe I love all of the ingredients.
    Flagged as beautiful and unique,
    Well Done Five forks from me.
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago
    I had a lot of pear pie while I was growing up as I live in (what used to be) a major pear growing area of California. The pear is definitely underused in baking goods. Pear bread is good, too. Great post. Thanks.
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    grumblebee ate it and said...
    I can't believe i've never thought to do this before! It is something that seems so obvious to me now that i've seen the recipe, but before? I never would have thought to do this... LOL. It's funny because I have had caramelized pears, poached pears, warm sauteed pears w/ cinnamon butter over ice cream, etc. and yet have never thought to stick it in a pie shell and bake it like apple pie!

    Definitely will be trying this out... THANKS! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    The pie is great and I love the way you describe it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    I love the description of your pie - can hardly wait to try it.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Pie in the sky. lovely and love pears. ^5
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