Apple & Pear Pie
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Spiced Pear and Apple Pie

A delightful spiced pear chock full of sliced pear and apple. A new family holiday favorite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pear apple pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 5 apples, large,peeled and sliced baking (I use a combo of Granny Smith and Cortland)
  • 3 pears, peeled and sliced mine are Anjou
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 pie crusts ( I recommend my Butter & Lard crust) 1 for the top, 1 for the bottom

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, spices, and salt together.
  • In a large bowl, add sliced apples and pour the lemon juice on to the apples. Mix well.
  • Toss the apples with the spice mixture and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the fruit and cook until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is simmering.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until the fruit softens about 10 minutes. 
  • Stir in the flour and cook another minute until the mixture thickens slightly.
  • Stir in the extract & zest, remove from heat. Cool before using!
  • When cool, pour into your pie crust and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then turn the heat down to 375 degrees, cover the edges of your crust and cook for an additional 50 minutes or until the crust is golden and the fruit is bubbly. Cool before slicing.

Notes

I recommend giving your pie crust an egg wash before baking for the best color!