Since Mom is coming for a few days, and since I still have some pears left, I thought I’d make a family favorite…Fresh Pear Crumble Pie. The recipe is at the end of this post.
You’ll need pastry for a single crust pie.
Homemade is by far the better choice, but refrigerated will do too.
Preheat the oven.
Is that am or pm?
You’ll also need peeled, sliced fresh pears:
Thre recipe calls for 5 cups, but I peel and slice until I have a pie full of sweetness.
Sprinkle pears with lemon juice. Okay…I forgot to do this part and it still turned out scrumptious!
Combine sugar, flour and lemon peel (fresh is better, but I didn’t have any lemons on hand).
Add pears to the mixture.
Add pear filling to the pastry:
Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and mace. Cut in butter.
Sprinkle topping mixture over the pear filling.
Bake. The smart thing to do is cover the crust edges with foil to prevent overbrowning. But hey…I’ll take the risk.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream…yummy goodness!
Hubby and I couldn’t wait for Mom to get here…we dove right into that pie!
Fresh Pear Crumble Pie
Pastry for single crust pie
5 cups peeled, sliced fresh pears (about 2-1/2 pounds)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
½ cup flour
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground mace
¼ cup butter
Prepare and roll out pastry. Line a 9” pie plate. Trim pastry to ½“ beyond edge of pie plate. Flute edge; do not prick pastry.
In a bowl, sprinkle pears with lemon juice. In a large mixing bowl combine ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and lemon peel; stir in sliced pears. Spoon pear-sugar mixture into pastry-lined plate.
In another mixing bowl combine the ½ cup flour, ½ cup sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and mace. Cut in butter till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over pear filling.
To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake in 375º for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or till pie is bubbly and crust is golden.
Cool on rack before serving.