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French Pear Pie

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"This is one of my family's greatest recipes. It is about 30 times better than apple pie, especially if you use fresh nutmeg. You can certainly substitute the pears for peaches too, if they're in season. Let cool or serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
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1 h 30 m servings 465
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Sprinkle pears with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix white sugar and nutmeg in a separate small bowl; sprinkle over pears and mix thoroughly.
  3. Fit pie crust into the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish. Cut butter, brown sugar, and flour together in a bowl using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles crumbs. Spoon pear mixture into pie shell and sprinkle top with brown sugar mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until filling is bubbling and crumble topping is lightly browned, about 35 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 465 calories; 19.4 72.6 3.8 31 203 Full nutrition

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This pear pie is extremely good - simple to make and so pretty !

This was the absolute best recipe!! I followed the recipe exactly, did not change a thing, and it came out wonderful! The crumb crust was delicious. This is a pie that I will make again! A...

Used pears and apples since I didn't have enough pears. Added some lemon preserves to the fruit mixture for added flavor and added chopped pecans to the topping. Very flavorful. Only complaint i...

i put crust line n top he graham cracker crumbs

It was very good. Fresh Nutmeg is a must. Next time a little less sugar.

This was really good. My pears seemed a bit juicy, so I added just a little bit of flour to the pears before putting the crumb topping on. I also added a bit of ginger to the crumb topping. T...

I brought it to a dinner party and the hostess told me it was the best pie she had ever eaten!