Cheddar Pear Pie – We Have a Winner!

I have a surplus of homegrown pears so I’ve been looking for good pear recipes. I think I found one. I spotted it once in the June/July 1998 issue of Taste of Home and decided then to try baking it someday. It’s more than 12 years later now, but I finally did it.

Cheddar pear pie is an incredibly easy to make recipe with no exotic ingredients. I’m not used to pear in a pie…I think this is the first time I’ve ever had pear pie. Pear is good in pie. Very good.

Disclosure–I love pie.

Ingredients
* 4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 tablespoon cornstarch
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Topping
* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions
* In a large bowl, combine pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt; toss gently to coat. Pour into pastry shell.
* For topping, combine the cheese, flour, sugar and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
* Bake at 425° for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 346 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Copied from Taste of Home

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