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Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 35 mins Bake 375°F1 hr 10 mins
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  cup  fresh cranberries
  • 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  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 4 - 5  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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 357,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 59,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 28,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 729,
  • vit. C (mg) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 93,
  • Potassium (mg) 242,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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