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Apple Pear Pie

This pear apple pie, really says "fall." What a yummy way to use your backyard bounty or the pickings from local orchards! I've made plenty of pies over the years, and this is a real standout. —Grace Camp, Owingsville, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon whole milk


  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim to 1 in. beyond edge of plate. In a large bowl, combine the pears, apples, 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Transfer mixture to crust; dot with butter.
  • Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; cut slits or decorative cutouts in pastry. Place over filling; trim, seal and flute edges. Add decorative cutouts if desired. Brush with milk; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half and shape into disks; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 438 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Gem
      Jul 22, 2020

      Mine came out PERFECT!!! That almost never happens when I try new recipes!! My family loved it, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will definitely be making this time and time again.

    • Adam
      Oct 20, 2019

      Delicious, but NEEDS a thickener. Came out as soup. Tasty, tasty soup.

    • OhBeeOne
      Jan 7, 2018

      Made as written except added a handful of walnuts on top before putting the top crust on. Hubby and I really liked it!

    • CourtGoldin
      Sep 25, 2011

      I made this last night and it turned out amazingly well. There are a few things I would do differently but they all have to do with the crust and not the filling for the pie. I loved how thinly the fruit was suggested to be sliced. I would definitely make this pie again!

    • cyn2978
      Jan 6, 2011

      Delicious and super simple to make.

    • cseverud
      Oct 16, 2010

      delicious and easy to make