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Ginger Pear Pie

 Ginger Pear Pie
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.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Ginger Pear Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and topping is browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 525 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 276 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.