• 11 Ratings

Take your usual apple pie up a notch or two by adding pear slices and chopped pecans! This gooey fall dessert will fit right in with your Thanksgiving pies, or any other occasion that calls for a special dessert.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
bake:
1 hr 22 mins at 375°
cool:
4 hrs
Servings:
8
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Apple-Pear Praline Pie

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Nut Pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with a pastry circle.

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  • In a large bowl stir together granulated sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Add apple and pears; gently toss until coated. Transfer apple mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Trim bottom pastry to edge of pie plate. Cut slits in remaining pastry circle; place on filling and seal. Crimp edge as desired.

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  • To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on the rack below the pie in oven. Bake pie in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes more until filling is bubbly. Transfer to a wire rack.

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  • In a small saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Gradually stir in brown sugar and milk. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Carefully spoon over baked pie; sprinkle with pecans. Return pie to oven; bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping starts to bubble. Cool on wire rack. Makes 8 slices.

Nutrition Facts (Apple-Pear Praline Pie)

636 calories; total fat 34g; saturated fat 13g; polyunsaturated fat 6g; monounsaturated fat 12g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 419mg; potassium 231mg; carbohydrates 79g; fiber 5g; sugar 43g; protein 6g; trans fatty acid 2g; vitamin a 486IU; vitamin c 5mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 81mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 40mg; iron 2mg.

Nut Pastry

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In bowl combine flour; ground, toasted pecans or almonds; and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of mixture; toss with fork. Push moistened dough to side. Using a total of 8 to 12 tablespoons, repeat until all the dough is moistened. Divide in half; form each into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten 1 dough ball. Roll into a 13-inch circle. Repeat with remaining ball of dough.

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Reviews

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
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