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Cherry Pear Pie Recipe

Two of my family's favorite fruits appear in this splendid pie with a nutty streusel topping. I like to serve slices with cherry-vanilla frozen yogurt.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 6 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges.
  • 2. In a large bowl, toss pears and cherries with lemon juice and extract. Combine sugar and cornstarch. Add to pear mixture; toss to coat. Spoon into crust. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 483 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.