This pie is a favorite with my family. I make it a lot for Mother's Day and birthdays. It's a different flavor, and a nice change from the ordinary.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the egg and sour cream until smooth. Add pears, and stir gently until coated. Pour the mixture into a graham cracker crust.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven. While the pie is baking, make the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together the sugar and flour. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over the pie.

  • Bake for an additional 30 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

569 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 74.3g; fat 29.6g; cholesterol 76.6mg; sodium 327.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
Excellent pie!! I added a tsp of cinnamon to the sugar/flour/butter mix that goes on top of the pie. I took this to my family's thanksgiving meal and I was really nervous because I am not known for been a good baker (or dessert lover) in the family but everyone loved it! I had a bite and it was really tasty. I did cook it about 10 min longer than called for and some of the butter/moisture from the topping bubbled over onto the bottom of my oven (which I guess I have to clean anyways) but all in all excellent and easy pie. My family couldn't believe it came from canned pears! Thank you Tanya!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/03/2003
Different strokes for different folks. I thought it was way too sweet and threw it out. Read More
(6)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
Excellent pie!! I added a tsp of cinnamon to the sugar/flour/butter mix that goes on top of the pie. I took this to my family's thanksgiving meal and I was really nervous because I am not known for been a good baker (or dessert lover) in the family but everyone loved it! I had a bite and it was really tasty. I did cook it about 10 min longer than called for and some of the butter/moisture from the topping bubbled over onto the bottom of my oven (which I guess I have to clean anyways) but all in all excellent and easy pie. My family couldn't believe it came from canned pears! Thank you Tanya!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
I made this pie for family and everyone really liked it. Only problem was it bubbled up and over the pie pan. Was quick and easy to make especially since you use canned pears. I have never made a pie with canned fruit but this was pretty tasty. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
Very tasty! But I wonder if this freezes well at all? I made little tartlets with this recipe for a Bible study which got cancelled last minute and now have 2 trays of these tarts. Anyone tried freezing these? SO I did freeze them and they did turn out well after I reheated them in the oven. It was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
I think this pie is fantastic. It's such a unique flavor! My husband daughter and parents love it but my sister-in-law finds it too rich. Personally I didn't think it too rich at all. Definitely a recipe to try at least once! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2007
This is a scrumptious pie! The topping was especially lovely...I added some almond extract which really gave it something special. I didn't have graham crackers so I made a crust in my food processor with brown sugar melted butter flour salt vanilla extract almonds and candied ginger. The pie was a little runny when I cut it but DANG it was good! Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2003
Different strokes for different folks. I thought it was way too sweet and threw it out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2003
Very good! I let it bake until the topping turned golden (beware of possible drippage). A little whipped cream on top and you're set with a refreshing dessert. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2004
I don't like pears but I made this pie for a friend and I really enjoyed it. So far its always been a hit everytime I've made it. It can be time consuming because you crumble the crust on half way. and I always broil the top for 2 mins approx otherwise it doesn't brown. (Watch it carefully) and it serves better after it's cooled. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
excellent pie! A sweet cool change from the same old. thumbs up Read More
(4)
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