Rating: 4.8 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Autumn pears and apples with cinnamon and ginger make a delicious holiday 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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  • Prepare recipe for double crust pie. Roll out dough for bottom crust. Place in 9-inch pie plate. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim even with pie plate. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine pears, apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and lemon juice in large bowl. Spoon into prepared pie crust.

  • Roll out dough for top crust. Place onto filled pie or cut into strips creating a lattice top. Trim 1/2-inch beyond edge. Fold under bottom crust edge to seal. Crimp and flute edges. Cut slits in top crust or prick with fork to allow steam to escape. Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 18.5g; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 4920mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Neighbor gave me some pears and I used three different kinds of apples to make this spicy and amazingly delicious pie. Absolutely so easy to put together and enjoyed by all....so good we had to make more! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2014
I made this according to the recipe and it was pretty bland . I like the combination of pears and apples, but it needs quite a bit more spice. Next time I will increase the cinnamon and add some freshly grated ginger. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2014
I made this according to the recipe and it was pretty bland . I like the combination of pears and apples, but it needs quite a bit more spice. Next time I will increase the cinnamon and add some freshly grated ginger. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2014
Neighbor gave me some pears and I used three different kinds of apples to make this spicy and amazingly delicious pie. Absolutely so easy to put together and enjoyed by all....so good we had to make more! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
We loved this pie, and it was perfect as I was trying to get rid of an odd combo of apples & pears -- neither of which on their own were enough for a pie. I will probably take both the cinnamon and ginger up to a full teaspoon next time I make it, but it was great as written. I did put a few dots of butter on top of the apple mixture before putting on the top crust (maybe 2 Tbs, I didn't measure). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2017
Just made this yesterday and it was delicious. I used Granny Smith and Fuji apples along with Bartlett pears. I also added a big dash of nutmeg for some added spice. I will absolutely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Beautiful and delicious. I did add a handful of dried cranberries. So I call it Apple Surprise Pie! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2016
This pie is delicious but needs some thickening agent like cornstarch or tapioca. It came out very runny. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2016
Great filling! Used 1/4 c brown sugar too. Then filling flour tortillas. Put some butter and cinnamon sugar in the bottom of a cake pan. Laid the rolled Apple pears and baked for 15 min @375. Yum! Next time? Fried! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2018
I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup using coconut sugar in the pie. Instead of a crust for pie I made a streusel for the top. Yum! What a great way to use up our harvest windfall:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2018
This pie is great. I have a pear tree that produces hard hard pears that never seem to soften. So I just make pie with them. Once cooked in the pie thay come out perfect-- soft but firm and not at all mushy. Since I had so many pears I opted for store bought deep dish pie crusts and made 8 pies last weekend. Probably more next weekend and I'll be giving away pies. They do freeze well too. Read More