Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pear Pie

My mom made these all. the. time. while I was growing up. Pear trees produce SO MUCH fruit, so find a friend or neighbor who has a tree, and get your pears for free! It's a great way to use pears this time of year. Make a few, stick them in gallon-sized ziploc bags and freeze them for dessert all fall! It's extra-yummy with vanilla ice cream!

6 or 7 small pears (peeled and thinly sliced)
2 unfrozen pie crusts
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.

Peel and slice your pears, and set them aside. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add the pears to the dry mix and coat them thoroughly. Pour the fruit into one of the pie crusts. Remove the second pie crust from the tin and place it on top of the fruit. Pinch all the way around the crust to form a seal. Take a knife and make two slits on the top of the crust. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. If you freeze them first, bake for 70 minutes, or until fruit is tender.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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