Pear Custard Pie

Pear Custard Pie

"Marie Rizzio of Traverse City, Michigan shares the secret of this mouth-watering pie. 'When cooked, the pears become incredibly sweet, soft and fragrant,' she relates."
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1 h 5 m servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove the foil; bake 3 minutes longer. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place pears in pastry shell. In a bowl, combine sugar, flour and nutmeg. Whisk in eggs, 1/4 cup cream, butter, lemon peel and vanilla. Pour over pears.
  3. Cover edges loosely with foil. bake for 50 minutes or until filling is just set (mixture will jiggle). Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate until serving. In a bowl, whip the remaining cream with cinnamon. Serve with pie.

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Made this for Thanksgiving...it was a huge hit!! Sweet but not too sweet. Kind of tasted like creme brulee with pears. LOVED it. I used red pears and sliced them.

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I used 3 Bartlett pears and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg. I covered the top of the pie with foil as it was starting to brown, and baked it another 20 minutes until the center ...

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Made this for Thanksgiving...it was a huge hit!! Sweet but not too sweet. Kind of tasted like creme brulee with pears. LOVED it. I used red pears and sliced them.

Excellent and so easy to make. Absolutely delicious. I added a bit more nutmeg, but otherwise followed the recipe. Yum!

This is GREAT!!!! It was wonderful and I even forgot to put the butter in! (left it in the microwave...) I cannot wait to make it with butter. If it is wonderful without the butter, I can't i...

I used 3 Bartlett pears and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg. I covered the top of the pie with foil as it was starting to brown, and baked it another 20 minutes until the center ...

I got a load of japanese pears from a co-worker, so I decided to try this. I'm glad I did, my family liked it and so did I. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, or if it's supposed to get brow...

I would rate this a 5, but changed it so I can't. My changes were I used Splenda in place of the sugar because my hubby is diabetic. I also sprinkled the top with chopped pecans. This pie is ...

This pie is delicious! I cut back on the sugar to about 2/3 C. The sweetness of the pears makes up for it. I took this pie to a dinner party and everyone loved it. There was enough custard for t...

This was amazing! Guests (one a chef) said it was the best pie they had had in a long time. They were surprised that pears could taste so good in a pie. Def would make again- a must try!

I tried this 2 times before I reviewed. The first one I followed exactly and the pears never did get soft, in fact, they got even more tough and hard. Threw that one away. Told my husband I'm...

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