Friday, September 15, 2006

Pie Recipes #89 - Almond Topped Pear Pie Recipe

3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ginger, powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup karo syrup or dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter or regular margarine
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind grated
1 each pie shell unbaked 9-inch
4 1/2 cups pears pared, thinly sliced
--- Almond Topping-------------------------------
1 cup flour unbleached
1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
1/4 teaspoon ginger, powder
1/2 cup butter or regular margarine
1/2 cup almonds coarsely chopped

Combine the cornstarch, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Add the corn
syrup, melted butter, lemon juice and lemon rind, stirring until smooth.
Add the pears and toss until well coated with the corn syrup mixture.

Arrange the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Prepare the Almond Topping and sprinkle over the pears.

Bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the topping and crust are golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack.

Combine the flour, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl. Cut in the butter,
using a pastry blender, until crumbly. Stir in the almonds.


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