Saturday, December 27, 2008

delicious pear pie.

pear pie

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.


  1. Thanks! I'll be trying this soon, as we have too many pears.

  2. Hi Hannah,

    I stumbled upon your blog from your moms whose blog I stumbled upon from MCkmammas. I love your photography it is amazing! Your baking looks wonderful too, i'll have to try a recipe. thanks, alison

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  4. So three months ago I was visiting my boyfriend in Brighton, Boston. There was a cute mom&pop vegetable and fruit store. During my peruse of the shop I found a 1 $ rack with expiring produce. I picked up this bag of 8-9 pears that were perfectly ripe. My boyfriend did not have a recipe book, so I googled for a recipe. This was the first one and I must say this was the best pear dessert I've ever had. Not only did we make two deliciously awesome pies for a buck, I found this amazing blog. I love your pictures and recipes Hannah. You made a fan for life :)