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Pear Crumb Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Pear Crumb Pie, by , is from Real cooking from Real housewives, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Margaret Kinney
Added: Wednesday, October 1, 2008


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
1/2 TSR. salt
3 Tbsp. cold water (mix with 1/4 c. of the flour to make a paste
Mix 1/2 c. Crisco shortening into sifted flour & salt
Add paste to flour mixture then gently knead together.
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash ground nutmeg
6 cups thinly sliced peeled pears
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. cold butter or margarine

Prepare crust per above method, then roll out dough to fit a 9-in. pie pan. Flute edges.
Combine filling ingredients; spoon into crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 40 minutes longer. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent over browning if necessary.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A little secret for fruit double crust pies or Quiche:
brush pie crust with the white of 1 egg (beaten) then sprinkle 2 Tbsp. flour over it and leave it while mixing the filling...this keeps the bottom crust from getting soggy.




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