DEEP DISH STRUESEL TOPPED PEAR PIE
1 frozen pie crust..thawed and placed into bottom of a deep dish pie plate/crimp sides slightly.
4-6 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 TBS cinnamon
1 cup packed sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Cook in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat until pears are tender (about 25 minutes cook time)
Remove from heat and quickly stir in 2 TBS. tapioca pearls.
Let sit about 5 minutes.
Pour over into your pie crust.Spread out evenly.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare struesel topping:
1/4 cup sugar
2 TBS. cinnamon
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup quick cook oats
2 TBS. softened butter or margarine
mix together with a fork until resembles a slightly crumbly mixture.
After the pie has baked for 30 minutes..remove and top with your struesel topping. Add 2 more TBSp. of soft butter to the top of the struesel in the very middle of the pie.
Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove and let cool slightly before slicing.Top with icecream or whip topping if preferred.
~The Garden Goose~