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Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

Cranberry Pear Pie Recipe

When our family is invited to holiday gatherings, this pie usually comes with us. The recipe is very versatile. You can make it with a double crust or replace the pears with baking apples. Serve it with ice cream or whipped topping. —Helen Toulantis, Wantagh, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 cups sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, syrup and butter until smooth. Add pears and cranberries; toss to coat. Spoon into crust.
  • 2. For topping, combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 3. Cover edges of crust loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°. Remove foil; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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salpif User ID: 4568933 69262
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Delicious! And, so easy. I did not have maple syrup in the house, so I used pancake syrup which worked fine. I would definitely make this recipe again, especially for the holidays."

Atrain314 User ID: 2109739 65575
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"At Christmas, everyone raved about this pie! The nutty crumble on top really ties it all togeather, and the cranberries add a special pop in opposition to the pears. The maple gives a unique sweetness unlike a spiced pie."

Bonfire14 User ID: 4589880 68622
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"Brought this to Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved it, even those who don't like cranberries."

margaretthatcher User ID: 3388571 63590
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"This pie was absolutely scrumptious! I took it to our Thanksgiving service and received rave reviews. The cranberries add a nice tartness and the pears were delicious."

onehaff User ID: 87170 158640
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"Good recipe. Pear is sort of bland and the cranberries add a nice tart."

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