I know I don't usually share recipes here, but almost every time I make this Pear Pie I get asked for the recipe. It's always a hit and it's super easy to make. I love that people think it's super complicated and a secret family recipe. I actually got the recipe from my sister in law and I think she found it online.
If your looking for a something besides pumpkin pie to serve at Thanksgiving look no further.
-9" unbaked pie crust- (I usually use Betty Crocker's recipe w/ half butter, half shortening)
-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup white sugar
-1 teaspoon almond extract
-1/4 cup melted butter
-3 pears-peeled, cored and sliced
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. In large bowl, combine eggs, flour, sugar, almond extract and butter, Pour into unbaked pie crust. Arrange sliced pears in spokes radiating from center.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce to 350 degrees and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until custard is firm.
Cool completely before serving.
This was what it looks like before putting it into the oven.
I like to bake it in a spring form pan. This makes it especially easy to do the crust. I don't worry about making fancy edges. I like the rugged edges I get when I remove the sides of the pan.