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Discover how to make pie in your slow cooker for a stress-free dessert option. This fruit pie from scratch features pears and figs for sweetness and a bit of cheddar cheese for a pleasant salty kick.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
slow-cook:
3 hrs
stand:
1 hr
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 wedges
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a 6-quart oval slow cooker with nonstick pan lining paper. In a medium bowl stir together sugar and cornstarch; stir in honey and nectar. Add pears and figs; toss to coat.

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  • For pastry, in a medium bowl stir together the next three ingredients (through salt). Use a pastry blender to cut in shortening until pea size. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat moistening flour mixture, gradually adding cold water until mixture begins to come together. Gather pastry into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together.

  • On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to prepared cooker (pastry should extend 2 to 3 inches up the sides). Use a fork to press top of pastry to lining paper. Spoon pear mixture into crust in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until filing is bubbly and pastry is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through, if possible. (Center may be slightly wet.) Turn off cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 1 hour. If desired, top with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 4mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 42g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 3g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 22g; protein 3g; vitamin a 51.2IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.3mg; folate 41.6mcg; sodium 98mg; potassium 131mg; calcium 41mg; iron 1.2mg.
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