Creamy Pear Pie with Caramel Sauce

2
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

If you are looking for something a little different for a pie recipe- this pie should be on you menu! Bartlett Pears are the best for this recipe, but Anjou work well also.The little hint of ginger in the crust just gives this pie that special kick.
The eggnog with the pears is just another touch of elegance!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
one 10-inch pie
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PIE FILLING:

  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    dairy eggnog
  • 6 medium
    pears, peeled,cored and cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch wedges
  • CRUST:

  • 15 oz
    pkg. pie dough mix -make according to pkg. directions with the addition of 1/8 teaspoon of ginger mixed into dough
  • Note:
    you can make your own single crust -just add 1/8 teaspoon ginger to flour mixture.
  • CRUMB TOPPING:

  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar,packed
  • 3 Tbsp
    chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 c
    chopped slivered almonds,optional
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar,packed
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter,softened
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Creamy Pear Pie with Caramel Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Filling:
    Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add lemon juice and eggnog to the flour mixture; add pears and toss gently to coat.
    ---
    Make pie dough and fit dough into a 10-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under and flute. Arrange pear mixture in an even layer in the crust.
  2. Crumb Topping:
    Combine flour,nutmeg and brown sugar in a bowl. Add cold butter to mixture; cut in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over pears. Sprinkle with nuts, if using. Bake at 350^ for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  3. Caramel Sauce:
    Combine brown sugar, cream and butter in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve at room temperature or on warm pie.

Printable Recipe Card

About Creamy Pear Pie with Caramel Sauce

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French




Show 21 Comments & Reviews

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We're planting a little seed about what you need to make this week... Try one of these 19 yummy raspberry recipes bursting with flavor!

History Of Apple Pie Recipe

History of Apple Pie

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

What’s more American than a just baked, straight out of the oven, old-fashioned apple pie? Turns out, a lot of things.

Take A Road Trip And Never Leave The Kitchen Recipe

Take a Road Trip and Never Leave the Kitchen

Kitchen Crew

I've stayed close to home this summer. With a busy schedule, heading out of town wasn't in the cards. But I plan to take a road trip and never leave...