Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
35 mins
Bake:
1 hr 10 mins 375°F
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Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

Ingredients
1
recipe Pastry for Deep-Dish Pie
8
cups sliced unpeeled red and/or green ripe pears (7 to 8 medium)
1/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons apple cider or water
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
tablespoon sugar
2
tablespoons caramel-flavor ice cream topping
 
Caramel-flavor ice cream topping (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare Pastry for Deep-Dish Pie. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 13-inch circle. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge high to keep filling from bubbling over. Do not prick pastry.
  2. Arrange 4 cups of the pears in the pastry-lined pie plate; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cranberries. Top with remaining pears. In a small bowl stir together the 1/4 cup sugar, the cornstarch, cider, and nutmeg; drizzle evenly over pears. Cover loosely with foil.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly. Place on a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine remaining 1/2 cup cranberries and the 2 tablespoons caramel topping. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 1 minute.
  5. Spoon cranberry mixture over hot pie; cool slightly. If desired, drizzle warm pie with additional caramel topping.

Pastry for Deep-Dish Pie

Ingredients

1 1/2
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup shortening
4
tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape into a ball.

Nutrition Facts

(Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie)
    Per serving:
  • 357 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 93 mg sodium,
  • 59 g carb.,
  • 6 g fiber,
  • 28 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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