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When it's apple season, I reach for this recipe from The Apple Fare restaurant in Grass Valley. Owner Joyce Rollings says homemade pies are paramount at this family eatery.—The Apple Fare Restaurant, Grass Valley, California
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-1/2 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced peeled pears
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until the dough forms a ball. On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Flute edges. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour. Add apples and pears; toss. Pour into crust.
For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pear Apple Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 360 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-1/2 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced peeled pears
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with a fork until the dough forms a ball. On a floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Flute edges. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and remaining flour. Add apples and pears; toss. Pour into crust.
  2. For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pear Apple Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1998, p51

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grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 23776
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Alright...I changed a few things such as I added plums to my pie. I had to add a little more flour to the apple, pear, plum combo as the pears were very juicy. I added brown sugar instead of plain white sugar to the apple combo. It took 50 minutes and was absolutely delicious. Will make again!"

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tanyar User ID: 1332668 29448
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"This is a great pie!!! I did change it a bit. I used refridgerated pie crust. I had some apples and pears leftover from picking and it turned out awesome. I did not use the walnuts as I cannot have nuts. This has become a family favorite very fast. Thanks for the recipe!!"

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