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Fall Pear Pie Recipe

Fall Pear Pie Recipe

A wide slice of this festive fruity pie is a great end to a delicious meal. The mellow flavor of pears is a refreshing alternative to the more common pies for the holidays. It's nice to serve a dessert that's a little unexpected. -Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, HI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 8 cups thinly sliced peeled pears
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, tapioca and nutmeg; let stand for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Line a pie plate with bottom crust; add pear mixture. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling; seal and flute edges. Cut large slits in top. Brush with egg.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 55-60 minutes or until the pears are tender. Remove to a wire rack. Pour cream through slits if desired. Cool. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 440 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 208 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Fall Pear Pie

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2015

"Amazing pie! I have always made apple pie, but my new home has a bartlett pear tree full of pears this fall. I think that this could be my new favorite. I followed the recipe fairly closely. The only changes I made was omitting the nutmeg and in place used cinnamon in which I sprinkled on top of the pears before I put the second crust on top. Instead of brushing the egg on the top of the crust, I brushed milk and sprinkled it with granulated sugar. Terrific!"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"This is a very good pie. I added a half teaspoon of cinnamon to the pears and sprinkled the top crust with sugar."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"I am not a big pear fan but when it I baked this I could have mistook this for apple pie if I would not have made this pie and someone else did."

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