Friday, November 11, 2011

Pear Week ~ Pear Custard Pie

So glad you're hanging out with me for Pear Week!  It's my last recipe today but it's a yummy one!  Don't forget to check out my recipes for Maple Pecan Pear Muffins, Slow Cooker Pear Sauce, and Pear Cake.

But now it's time for pie.  (This is linked up to the Love The Pie Party at TidyMom - check out the info below.) I didn't want to make just a pear pie that was exactly like a typical apple pie.  So when I saw this recipe shared in a little booklet that I got at Apple Hill (where I bought my pears) a few years ago - I knew it was the one!

Fill those pie crusts up with those yummy pear slices!  Aren't you so impressed with how perfectly I crimp the edges of my crusts?!  Or maybe those crusts were frozen Marie Callendar's pie crusts because of my previous pie crust disaster- it's so hard to keep track of these things.  ;)

Doesn't that custard filling look yummy?  And you should know that it's hard to take good food pics when you're trying to make sure that all the messy disaster in your kitchen doesn't show up in the pics.  :)

Pear Custard Pie

9" unbaked pie crust
6-8 medium sliced pears (core and peel first)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg unbeaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Arrange pear slices in bottom of unbaked pie crust shell.  Mix remaining ingredients and pour over sliced pears.  Bake at 425 degrees for 5-8 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake approximately 45 minutes more.  Cool on wire rack.

This pie was so yummy!!  But I do have to say that the flavor of the pears is what really makes it good.  You won't want bland pears in this recipe.  Taste your pears first and be sure that they're ripe to get the sweetest flavor.  I'll actually share a couple tips tomorrow on how to check if pears are ripe (it's completely different than what I thought!).

Have you enjoyed Pear Week so far?  Do you have a favorite recipe?

I'm happy to tell you that this pie post is also in preparation for TidyMom's 3rd annual Love the Pie Party!
Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom  sponsored by Cherokee USALe CreusetWilton,Bags by Bloom and  Harvard Common Press.

Have a fantastic day friends!


  1. Now you're making want to go buy some pears. LOL!
    That looks delicious.

    Big I'm not pear shaped but more of an apple so that's probably why I like them better size hugs to you! LOL!
    Love ya!

  2. Is the custard part of the recipe missing? Or maybe it's posted somewhere else?

    I am loving your pear recipes.

  3. When it says "mix remaining ingredients and pour over sliced pears" - that's the custard part. Mix the sugar, flour, butter, egg, and vanilla together and pour over. :)

  4. Thanks for the clarification, Lisa. I thought there would be milk in the custard. I am looking forward to making this pie. Maybe even tonight!

  5. This sounds quite yummy! I shared it on my blog with a linkback to get the recipe:



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