Rating: 4.41 stars
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A wonderful custard type pie. The recipe was given to me by a friend when I had a bumper yield of pears from the tree in our yard. It's a favorite even when I have to buy the pears. To make prep time even faster I use a deep dish pie shell from the frozen food section.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.)

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  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, flour, sugar, almond extract and melted butter. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Arrange sliced pears in spokes radiating from center.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until custard is firm. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 68.7g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 113.3mg; sodium 246.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
Superb! I've been giving neighbors and friends a bag of pears from my tree along with the recipe and everyone just loves it! It certainly satisfies a sweet tooth. The almond although complimentary to the pears, was a bit too strong, so I put 1/2 tsp. almond, along with 1/2 tsp. vanilla. I also sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe Nancy. Everyone I've shared it with loves it, but I'm running out of pears!!! Fran Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2003
I'm sorry we didn't like this pie. I made in a 10 in. deep pie dish. I doubled the custard part and added more pears and increased baking time according to the size of my pie until center was set. The custard came out really firm and not custardy at all and I could barely taste the pears. I used bartlet and they were nice and ripe. I am an experienced baker and was very disappointed with this. I'm sorry I guess we all have different tastes. Read More
(11)
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
Superb! I've been giving neighbors and friends a bag of pears from my tree along with the recipe and everyone just loves it! It certainly satisfies a sweet tooth. The almond although complimentary to the pears, was a bit too strong, so I put 1/2 tsp. almond, along with 1/2 tsp. vanilla. I also sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe Nancy. Everyone I've shared it with loves it, but I'm running out of pears!!! Fran Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My family really liked this pie. I did as others and replaced the white sugar with brown and used half almond flavoring and vanilla. Good way to use pears that are getting too ripe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2006
This recipe was good. However I followed one of the reviewer's recipe. I used 6 pears 1/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Next time I think I would use cinnamin in the custard. I did sprinkle cinnamin and sugar on the top of the pie once it came out of the oven. It gave it a little more flavor. My husband LOVED it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
It was my first time making a custard pie and it turned out very delicious! My mother can't have too much sugar so i used half a cup this time and it tasted great - it made room for the flavor of the pears. I would take out the pie when the custard is just starting to firm as i overcooked mine a bit. But it all depends on what your preference is for the custard - i like mine tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2008
I have made this several times now with different ready-bought crusts and it always comes out yummy!! The only thing I change is I use half the sugar but that's a personal preference. One time I really wanted pie but all I had around was canned pineapple so I used that instead of pears... works great! So fast and easy! =) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2003
I'm sorry we didn't like this pie. I made in a 10 in. deep pie dish. I doubled the custard part and added more pears and increased baking time according to the size of my pie until center was set. The custard came out really firm and not custardy at all and I could barely taste the pears. I used bartlet and they were nice and ripe. I am an experienced baker and was very disappointed with this. I'm sorry I guess we all have different tastes. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2004
Yummy! We are trying to watch our sugar so I used 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup Splenda. We only had 2 large Asian pears so they are still a little crunchy. Next time I will use bartletts. I also added a handful of raisins (that I plumped in hot water) and they added some another layer of flavor and texture. I thought the almond extract was just perfect. Will definitely make again! Thanks for a great recipe--one more thing we ate it right out of the oven and it was great can't wait to taste it tomorrow when it is cold as recipe called for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2003
It was a very easy pie to make with the frozen pie crust and the almond flavour was a nice change of taste. Very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2008
This was very pretty but not as tasty as it looked. I found it bland and there was not enough pear flavor. The almond was good and I added vanilla but it needed something more - perhaps cinnamon? It also needs a higher filling to crust ratio. I'd recommend Pear Pie III on this site if you want something similar but better. Read More
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