Double-Crust Pear Pie Recipe
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Double-Crust Pear Pie Recipe

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Thanksgiving dinner guests will be pleasantly surprised to see this pretty dessert on the table instead of the usual apple pie. The amount of anise flavor is just right.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed aniseed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled ripe pears (about 5 medium)
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 412 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, aniseed and lemon juice. Add pears and toss gently.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top.
  3. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and pears are tender. Cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Combine glaze ingredients; gently spread over hot pie. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Double-Crust Pear Pie in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p130

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