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Cheddar Pear Pie Recipe

Cheddar Pear Pie Recipe

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 YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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)
  • 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  • 2. For topping, combine the cheese, flour, sugar and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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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knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 253933
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"Made this pie again this week. Absolutely delicious. Depending on the ripeness and juiciness of your pears you may need to double the cornstarch. I used 2 Tbsp. this time."

Saudbox User ID: 103075 238843
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"If you love pears you will defiantly love this pie. To prevent soggy crust brush the bottom of your crust with a beaten egg before adding filling. I also used flour instead of cornstarch (2 Tbsp. ) I would most likely make again but with less sugar, I found it quite sweet. I also think making this recipe with apples would be a great change up. Very Good! Thx! Cynthia"

darkkitten2003 User ID: 8089267 237274
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"I love this pie, have made it with and without cheese, sooo good, amd much better than apple pie, imo."

kpioch User ID: 1575245 220258
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"make it every year when the pears are ripe on our trees"

JaniceBaer User ID: 1723673 202707
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I loved it! Good use of pears that need to be eaten up. The cheese topping was what really made it for me."

baby57bird User ID: 2347910 46774
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"I have been making this recipe for years. We have a pear tree in our yard and my family looks forward to this pie every year!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 52672
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013 Edited Dec. 11, 2015

"This is a lovely pie. I did make a few changes. I added some sliced apples to the mix along with some cinnamon. I also blind baked the pie crust for about 5 minutes. Like several others I found the filling to be a tad runny. Next time I will add more cornstartch or will pre cook the pears before adding it to the pie shell. My top browned very quickly so I reduced the temp and covered it with foil.

Still we enjoyed every bite. A few minor adjustments will put this pie in the winners circle.
Taste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

wytammic User ID: 3537359 47468
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"My husband loves this pie too. I haven't made it in years, but am having for Thanksgiving this year because the pears in the store were so perfect this morning. If it turns out too runny, you might try increasing the cornstarch. I believe the ripeness of the pears affects the juiciness of the the pie. My pears are pretty ripe so I will increase the cornstarch. (Actually, I'll be using flour because I don't think I have cornstarch)."

CaseynBentley User ID: 6198586 81920
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"We loved this pie so much! I made my own pie crust and used sharp cheddar. Will definitely make again!"

Jake1966 User ID: 5505757 22646
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I recently made this pie but it came out very runny. My husband and I loved the taste of it thought! Any suggestions?"

theresa28 User ID: 6050803 49338
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I would make this pie again,my husband loves pears so this is a winner in my home and is so easy to make,I used sharp cheddar and I used a store brand pie shell."

theresa28 User ID: 6050803 23844
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Its in the oven now,to prepare the pie is very easy it took longer then 10 mins to prepare that was due to the peeling and slicing of the pears but everything else was very smooth.My husband loves pears so i thought this would be something he would enjoy at the moment the only thing i can say about it,is that its very simple to make.I will let ya'll know how it turns out."

cariley User ID: 3871073 47408
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This is my favorite pie. I use Marie Callendar frozen crust and it doesn't get "soggy bottom"."

MrsSassyAyers User ID: 4993788 81918
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Used sharp cheddar, and this pie was amazing! The only thing I didn't like was the over-browning on the top by the time the pie was finished. But the flavor....YUM! And it was unexpected, which always brings wonderful reviews."

kightlis User ID: 4315427 81916
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"Terrific. I took this to a party yesterday and everyone loved it."

laurie_read User ID: 2878433 53072
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2008

"this is a very yummy pie! it's so easy to make, too. the cheese on top was an added surprise."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 28466
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2008

"I did have some trouble with the top over-browning and the bottom crust being a tad soggy. Next time I would decrease the oven temp and increase the baking time."

Susie J User ID: 3313516 51586
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2008

"Oh, my gosh! This pie is delicious! It is easy to make and the pears provide such a lovely taste! I used sharp cheddar cheese (only 1/4 cup) as that is all I had in the refrigerator, and it was so good."

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