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Pear Crumble Pie

 Pear Crumble Pie
I couldn't really imagine a pear pie until I bit into this succulent dessert. The sweet crumb topping is wonderful and the filling is a nice change from apple. Try it with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt. —Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • CRUMBLE TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour; add the pears and toss
  • gently to coat. Spoon into pastry shell. In a small bowl, combine
  • the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle over pie.
  • Bake at 400° for 45-50 minutes or until pears are tender and
  • topping is golden brown. Cover edges loosely with foil during the
  • last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 300 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.