Fresh Pear Crumble Pie

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

This is a most delicious pie. It's a heritage recipe and I've been using it for the last few summers in using up bumper pear crops. If pears are scarce, you can use canned pears.

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  1. Fill pie shell with sliced pears.
  2. Mix together 1/4 cup of the sugar,the salt, cornstarch, lemon rind, and lemon juice and spread over the pears.
  3. Mix together remaining sugar, spices and flour and add to butter.
  4. Stir with a fork until crumbly and sprinkle over pears.
  5. Bake at 450F for 15 minutes, reducing to 350F to bake about 30 minutes more.