Dethbert's Pear Pie


I've made these pies 4 or 5 times at this point, and I still can't decide if they are merely interesting or the greatest thing ever. I will update this after the 10th making. If you are unfamiliar with pears, read up on them. Usually they need to ripen for several days once they've been purchased from the store.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 pies



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups finely shredded mild Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup butter, softened


  • cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 10 large pears, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts


  1. Sift flour, sugar, and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir grated Cheddar cheese into the flour mixture using a fork. Stir in butter using a wide spoon until mixture becomes crumbly. Set topping mixture aside at room temperature.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place pie crusts in their tins onto a baking sheet to catch drips; place crusts 1 inch apart.

  3. Sift sugar, cornstarch, and salt into a small bowl. Place pears in a large mixing bowl. When oven is hot, sprinkle sugar mixture over pears and stir to combine. Pour filling evenly into the 2 pie crusts. Divide topping mixture in half and add to the top of each pie in 4 to 6 dollops; use a wide knife to spread evenly.

  4. Bake on the middle rack of the preheated oven for about 18 minutes; the pears will produce a lot of liquid and will bubble over. Check pies and cover with aluminum foil if crust or topping is getting dark. Bake about 7 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can also use sharp Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

437 Calories
24g Fat
52g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 437
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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