I was given some pears for christmas, so after I used them for the table centerpiece, I thought I'd make them into a pie. I'd never made a pear pie before, so I didn't know what to expect. It was custardy and not too sweet. I'll definitely be making this one again.
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
3 or 4 pears - peeled, cored and cut in half
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Press the pie pastry into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Flute the edges. Place the pear halves cut side down in the pie crust with the small ends toward the center.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until smooth, then beat in the eggs one at a time until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and vanilla. Pour over the top of the pears.
4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until pears are soft and custard is set in the center. Cool completely before slicing and serving.