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Grandma Kelly's Pear Crunch Pie

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Clinton's childhood favorite!
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
8
cost
$
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This pie is a favorite of Clinton's and soon it will be one of yours as well.
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ingredients
  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ¼  cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut
  • .
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • ½  cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Hearty pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup cup of pear juice (not pear nectar)
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • .
  • FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 8 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • .
  • .
  • FOR THE GARNISH:
  • 6 pear halves
  • cinnamon for dusting
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 stick of butter
    ¼ cup light brown sugar
    1 cup flour
    ½ cup sweetened coconut
    FOR THE CRUST: Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees F on cookie sheet until golden brown (about 40-45 minutes).  Check frequently to prevent edges from burning.
  • 2
       
    When cool press into a pie plate.  Crust should be crumbly when complete.
  • 3
    ½ cup light brown sugar
    1/3 cup flour
    Hearty pinch of salt
    ¾ cup cup of pear juice (not pear nectar)
    ¾ cup whole milk
    FOR THE FILLING: Combine all ingredients in saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. 
  • 4
    2 egg
    2 tablespoon butter
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    In large bowl, beat 2 eggs.  Add heated mixture to eggs, little by little to temper the eggs.  Once eggs are tempered, transfer mixture back to saucepan.  Add 2 tablespoons of butter and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and return to a boil (approximately 1 minute). Pour warm mixture into prepared pie shell and chill in the refrigerator.  
  • 5
    8 ounce heavy cream
    1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
    dash of vanilla extract
    FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM: Whip the heavy cream with the confectioners sugar and vanilla until it stiffens to whipped cream.  Before serving, top with the whipped cream.  
  • 6
    6 pear halves
    cinnamon for dusting
    TO GARNISH: Top with 6 pear halves and dust with cinnamon. NOTE:  If pears aren’t ripe enough, use canned pears or poach  pears in a simple syrup of equal parts sugar and water.
 
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