Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe
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Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

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When our family is invited to holiday gatherings, this pie usually comes with us. The recipe is very versatile. You can make it with a double crust or replace the pears with baking apples. Serve it with ice cream or whipped topping. —Helen Toulantis, Wantagh, New York
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, syrup and butter until smooth. Add pears and cranberries; toss to coat. Spoon into crust.
  2. For topping, combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Cover edges of crust loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°. Remove foil; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pear Pie in Country Woman November/December 2005, p29

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salpif User ID: 4568933 69262
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Delicious! And, so easy. I did not have maple syrup in the house, so I used pancake syrup which worked fine. I would definitely make this recipe again, especially for the holidays."

Atrain314 User ID: 2109739 65575
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"At Christmas, everyone raved about this pie! The nutty crumble on top really ties it all togeather, and the cranberries add a special pop in opposition to the pears. The maple gives a unique sweetness unlike a spiced pie."

Bonfire14 User ID: 4589880 68622
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Brought this to Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved it, even those who don't like cranberries."

margaretthatcher User ID: 3388571 63590
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This pie was absolutely scrumptious! I took it to our Thanksgiving service and received rave reviews. The cranberries add a nice tartness and the pears were delicious."

onehaff User ID: 87170 158640
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"Good recipe. Pear is sort of bland and the cranberries add a nice tart."

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