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Cheddar Pear Pie

I take this pie to lots of different gatherings, and I make sure to have copies of the recipe with me since people always ask for it. It's amusing to see some folks puzzling over what's in the filling - they expect apples but love the subtle sweetness of the pears. -Cynthia LaBree, Elmer, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 frozen pie shell (9 inches)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  • For topping, combine the cheese, flour, sugar and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 425° for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 346 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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