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Pear Crumb Pie

 Pear Crumb Pie
"My guests find this pear filling and crumb topping a delightful change of pace from other fruit pies," relates Cathy Cremers of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • TOPPING:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle with water; toss until mixture is moist enough to shape
  • into a ball. On a floured surface, roll out pastry to fit a 9-in.
  • pie pan. Flute edges. Combine filling ingredients; spoon into the
  • crust. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. For topping, combine flour
  • and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.

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Pear Crumb Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • bake 40 minutes longer. Cover edges with foil during the last 15
  • minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 459 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.