Ginger Pear Pie Recipe
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My mother, who collected many recipes over the years, made this delicious pie often. It's wonderful served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 large pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 525 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cornstarch and ginger. Stir in the water, corn syrup, lemon juice and peel until smooth. Gently stir in pears. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; add butter. Pour into pastry shell.
  2. For topping, combine the flour, brown sugar and ginger in a small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over pears. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ginger Pear Pie in Country Extra September 1999, p51

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