Cheddar Pear Pie Recipe
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Cheddar Pear Pie Recipe

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I take this pie to lots of different gatherings, and I make sure to have copies of the recipe with me since people always ask for it. It's amusing to see some folks puzzling over what's in the filling - they expect apples but love the subtle sweetness of the pears. -Cynthia LaBree, Elmer, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 frozen pie shell (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 346 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  2. For topping, combine the cheese, flour, sugar and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake at 425° for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Pear Pie in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p25

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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 253933
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"Made this pie again this week. Absolutely delicious. Depending on the ripeness and juiciness of your pears you may need to double the cornstarch. I used 2 Tbsp. this time."

Saudbox User ID: 103075 238843
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"If you love pears you will defiantly love this pie. To prevent soggy crust brush the bottom of your crust with a beaten egg before adding filling. I also used flour instead of cornstarch (2 Tbsp. ) I would most likely make again but with less sugar, I found it quite sweet. I also think making this recipe with apples would be a great change up. Very Good! Thx! Cynthia"

darkkitten2003 User ID: 8089267 237274
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"I love this pie, have made it with and without cheese, sooo good, amd much better than apple pie, imo."

kpioch User ID: 1575245 220258
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"make it every year when the pears are ripe on our trees"

JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 202707
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I loved it! Good use of pears that need to be eaten up. The cheese topping was what really made it for me."

baby57bird User ID: 2347910 46774
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I have been making this recipe for years. We have a pear tree in our yard and my family looks forward to this pie every year!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 52672
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013 Edited Dec. 11, 2015

"This is a lovely pie. I did make a few changes. I added some sliced apples to the mix along with some cinnamon. I also blind baked the pie crust for about 5 minutes. Like several others I found the filling to be a tad runny. Next time I will add more cornstartch or will pre cook the pears before adding it to the pie shell. My top browned very quickly so I reduced the temp and covered it with foil.

Still we enjoyed every bite. A few minor adjustments will put this pie in the winners circle.
Taste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

wytammic User ID: 3537359 47468
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"My husband loves this pie too. I haven't made it in years, but am having for Thanksgiving this year because the pears in the store were so perfect this morning. If it turns out too runny, you might try increasing the cornstarch. I believe the ripeness of the pears affects the juiciness of the the pie. My pears are pretty ripe so I will increase the cornstarch. (Actually, I'll be using flour because I don't think I have cornstarch)."

CaseynBentley User ID: 6198586 81920
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"We loved this pie so much! I made my own pie crust and used sharp cheddar. Will definitely make again!"

Jake1966 User ID: 5505757 22646
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I recently made this pie but it came out very runny. My husband and I loved the taste of it thought! Any suggestions?"

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