Friday, October 16, 2009

Pear Pie w/ Cheddar Cheese Crust, Pie of the Week #13




I was thumbing through one of my ridiculously unorganized over stuffed recipe/scrap books (do you have these too?) the other day looking for my sauerbraten recipe and came across this recipe for Pear Pie. Evidently, I found it somewhere years ago, thought it sounded good but just never got around to making it. Anyway, with all the good pears in the stores now, I decided I just had to make it and here it is:



Can you see the cheese in the crust? I tripled the crust recipe and froze two of them for later. Thought it would be good for another Chicken Pot Pie or Apple Pie sometime soon.





This is a seriously good pie! I love the taste of sweet and salty, don't you, and that's just what you get in this pie with the combination of the cheese in the crust and creamy sweetness of the pears with the yummy butttery/crunchy topping. This is a keeper -- kind of makes up for the "Transparent Pie", I think, I hope ;-)? Okay, I'm going to go eat another piece.


Oh, and I almost forgot (you know I can't leave a recipe well enough alone), I only had 4 cups of pears (one of mine was bad), and I used Bartletts. Also, I added 1/2 t. of almond extract.
Have a lovely weekend!

3 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Wow! Sounds delicious!

Gretchen Joanna said...

Well, this will get me to make a pear pie, I promise. The idea never seemed appealing, because of the blandness of pears. The cheddar will oppose that and make you notice how nice pears are, I bet....

stitching under oaks said...

that does sound good...I love cheese with apples and pears. You're so smart to make extra and freeze them!

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