Pear-Plum Pie

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr 20 mins 375°F
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Pear-Plum Pie
portions Alan's Pie Pastry, (recipe below), or 1 rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust
1 1/4
cups sugar
cup cornstarch
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cups cored and coarsely chopped pears
cups chopped plums
small quince, cored, sliced and poached* or 1 cup coarsely chopped pear
tablespoons lemon juice
tablespoons port (optional)
teaspoon vanilla
egg, beaten
tablespoon whipping cream
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out pastry on a floured work surface to a circle about 12-inches in diameter. Transfer to a 9-inch pie tin or plate without stretching. (Follow package directions if using refrigerated crust.) Trim pastry even with rim of tin.
  2. In small bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. In a large bowl combine pears, plums, and quince. Add lemon juice, port, and vanilla. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to prepared pie tin.
  3. Roll remaining pastry portion to a 12-inch circle. Place on filling, gently molding over the fruit. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie tin. Fold top pastry under bottom pastry. Crimp edges as desired. Cut 4 small slits in top crust to allow steam to escape. Combine egg and cream; brush on pastry. Place pie on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, covering edge of crust with foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning. Cool on wire rack. Makes 10 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
* To poach quince:

Cook, covered, in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes; drain.

Alans Pie Pastry
3 3/4
tablespoon sugar
tablespoon kosher salt
teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4
cups cold unsalted butter
cup ice-cold water
tablespoons sour cream
teaspoon vinegar
  1. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. With a pastry blender cut in butter leaving chunks the size of peas. Combine ice-cold water, sour cream, and vinegar. Add liquid all at once to the flour mixture. Quickly stir to distribute; do not overmix. The dough should be slightly crumbly. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. The finished dough should break, not stretch. Divide into three portions; shape into disks. Use at once or wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days. Or freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator if frozen.
Nutrition Facts (Pear-Plum Pie)
    Per serving:
  • 491 kcal cal.,
  • 23 g fat
  • (14 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 81 mg chol.,
  • 105 mg sodium,
  • 68 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 36 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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