Friday, 24 June 2011

# 88 Fridays recipes: Pear pie

The other day we bought a bag of pears that turned out not to be to our liking but which would be a shame to waste so I made a pie following the recipe below.

We loved this pie and I have since made it a few more times. It has a very delicate flavour and it's not too sweet.


Pear pie recipe

Pastry

250g plain flour
50g sugar
Pinch of salt
125g butter, cubed
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 egg
6 pears

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and work to a coarse sand texture. Add the egg and vinegar and mix quickly without working the pastry too much.

Line a pie dish with the pastry.

Peel, core and cut 6 pears (I used only the 3 or 4 pears I had) in half. Put them on the pastry side by side and make diagonal cuts on the flesh.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes.

Filling

50g sugar
2 eggs
2,5dl milk
2,5dl double cream
Ground cinnamon

Remove the half baked pie pastry from the oven.

Mix the sugar, eggs, milk and double cream and pour over the pears.

Bake for another 30 minutes or until the cream thickens and sets.

Sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and let it cool before serving.

Enjoy :-)



Paula


I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried any of the recipes I posted. Did you like them? Did you make any changes and what were they?