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Name: Pear Crumble Pie
Key Ingredient: pears
Preparation: mix; bake
Cuisine: American
Source: Babs Cereghino
Food Group: fruit
Meals: dinner, snack
Courses: dessert
Temperature: cold, room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :30
Elapsed Time: 1:10
Servings: 8

1 (8-inch) unbaked pastry crust
2 cups fresh pears (4 to 5)
Lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkle of nutmeg

Crumb topping:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter

Peel, core and finely chop pears; sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour and salt in mixing bowl. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla; combine with pears. Pour into pastry shell, sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake in preheated 375F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325F.; continue to bake until firm, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Combine topping ingredients with pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle over pie; reheat for just a few minutes. Serve immediately.

Shirley?25 November 2008, 10:04

I made this with Gogi's crust. Delicious!

Sarah Collins?24 April 2009, 21:29

I made this tonight - it turned out all right, but I didn't have any nutmeg in the house, and I think that must be the secret ingredient. It wasn't nearly as good as when Shirley made it! Oh, wel, practice makes perfect, right?

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