Saturday, August 18, 2007

Deep Dish Struesel Topped Pear Pie

I did tell you all that I would start creating something with the pears gathered from off of my pear tree..and this is a recipe that I invented this evening..yummy too! and not too difficult.


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~


jayedee said...

i adore pears! and i simply cannot wait to try this recipe! thank you!

GardenGoose said...

Hello Jaydee,
Thank you for visiting with me!
My daughter liked the pear pie so much..she asked me last night if she could have a piece for breakfast..ha. I guess that means it is definitely a winner.
I hope tht you have a good weekend and come back and visit with me sometime.

Bright Meadow Farms said...

That recipe looks like a keeper!

Catherine said...

OH my!~ I love pears...and this recipe has my mouth watering, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

GardenGoose said...

Hi Bright meadow and Catherine..thanks for visiting!

I'm always excited to see a new face/visitor to my blog welcome! I hope that you will visit again!

Bright Meadow...yes the recipe is a keeper..the pie was wiped out by noon this afternoon and I had made it shortly after dinner last kids loved it and hubby declared it a winner too.
So, is a keeper.

I actually thought up the entire recipe yesterday evening. It was a create it as I went..and I wrote down everything..I knew that I wanted to make a pie very similar to a deep dish apple pie, but with a stuesel topping.. as I only had one pie crust in my freezer. And I knew that I wanted to have something that actually would look scrumptious when it was photographed. And wound up tasting scrumptious too.The addition of the tapioca pearls insures that the pie will not be watery from the juices of the fruit but have a nice firm consistency. I was pleased with how it turned out. I should have had a little more patience though on actually fluting the pie crust a bit better, but ahh time I'll take more time with it and make it look even prettier.Plus..if it doesn't look so pretty..there is always whipped topping or icecream to hide it..ha.

madrekarin said...

YUM!! Tina, that looks delicious! I love pear pies. I may have to try that one for sure. Thanks for sharing yoru secret recipe. :)

Nancy Jo said...

Aren't you the clever one comming up with a pear pie idea? Better put it in your next issue, it looks really good.!!

Katie said...

I'll be right over for my piece!

GardenGoose said...

Hi Karin, Nancy Jo, and Katie!
Glad you all stopped by to see me.
Well, I would share a piece of pie..but the kids wiped it out in no time flat! ..ha.
But now hopefully you have the recipe.:0)
Have a great day gals!

travelphilippines said...

ice cream woot woot.. now im hungry

GardenGoose said...

thank you for visiting "travel phillipine". I hope that you'll stop back by every now and again.

michele said...

I just copied the recipe, my husband will love this. Im making it in few minutes. Thanks so much.

GardenGoose said...

I hope you will enjoy it Michele.

JANET said...

I have never tried a streusel topping before. Thanks for sharing the recipe.