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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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Sprinkle pears with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix white sugar and nutmeg in a separate small bowl; sprinkle over pears and mix thoroughly.

  • 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.

  • 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

465 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 72.6g 23% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 30.5mg 10% DV; sodium 203.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
This pear pie is extremely good - simple to make and so pretty! Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
This pear pie is extremely good - simple to make and so pretty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2013
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 definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2016
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 is that it was too juicy. Next time I'll add corn starch to the fruit mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2015
I brought it to a dinner party and the hostess told me it was the best pie she had ever eaten! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2015
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. The only complaint I have is that it was still very wet after baking causing a bit of sogginess but the flavor was delightful. I love that it wasn't a pear pie trying to be an apple pie. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2019
i put crust line n top he graham cracker crumbs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2017
It was very good. Fresh Nutmeg is a must. Next time a little less sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2019
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2019
Delicious. Even my dad who isn t a big fan of pears enjoyed it. Ginger can be added instead of nutmeg. Read More