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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Pie and Pals
Mmmmm... gotta share!
My great Aunt Betty of New Zealand once made this pie for me, and I just had to have the recipe. The combination of pears, sour cream and almond extract (oh, and some sugar and butter too...) create one of my favorite flavors in a fruit pie. Here's the recipe-- try it sometime!
Creamy Pear Pie From Aunt Betty in New Zealand
Mix together: 3-4 lg. pears (Bartlett good), peeled and diced 1/3 c. sugar 2 T flour or tapioca 1 egg slightly beaten Add and place in unbaked pie crust: 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream ¼ c. flour 2 T. melted butter ½ tsp. almond extract On top place mixture of: 2 T. brown sugar ¼ c. flour 2 T. melted butter Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes, lower heat to 350 for 45 minutes more.
And, since I was at risk of eating the whole pie myself, I decided to share it with my dinner guests. We had the pleasure of hosting friends from "way back"... Katie K (my GPB sorority pledge sister and birthday-sharing buddy)with her husband Mike and their adorable kiddos Lauren and Will... and Angela H (best friend ALL through elementary and secondary school years) with her hubby Mathew and sweet chillins Jacob and Chesney. They'd all been at the UI football game (Go Vandals!) and made time to come hang out with us and share a meal. Ah... fun times and great pie!