Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie

Fresh Pear and Cranberry Pie
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 recipe Pastry for Deep-Dish Pie

  • 8 cup sliced unpeeled red and/or green ripe pears (7 to 8 medium)

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon apple cider or water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon caramel-flavor ice cream topping

  • Caramel-flavor ice cream topping (optional)

Pastry for Deep-Dish Pie

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 4 tablespoon cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 375°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

  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 (per serving)

357 Calories
13g Fat
59g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 41%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 242mg 5%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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