TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups sliced peeled pears
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 242 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; toss to coat. Transfer to a 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with almonds.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crustless Pear Pie in Country Woman July/August 2001, p37

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Johnnyaa User ID: 5598725 89032
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"My brother gave me a large bag of pears, and I found this recipe at ToH. I followed it precisely, and it is just marvelous. One of my girlfriends favorites is pear pie. I scored a lot of points the day she showed up and I had just taken the pie from the oven."

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