Mar 10, 2012
Apple and Pear Pie
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chopped into small pieces
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves6 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
2 pears, firm, peeled, cored and sliced (you can halve the apples and pears, this is just what I had on hand)
Preheat oven to 475. Combine dry ingredients and pour over fruit. Mix together well but be gentle! Your pears will break apart if you are too rough. Put your bottom crust into a 9" pie plate. Fill with your fruit. I like to layer the fruit by hand, but it really does not matter. You can just chuck it in the plate and be done. I cover mine with a lattice top, but you can just put a regular crust on top. Make sure you brush the top crust with egg wash to get that lovely browning, I sprinkle sugar on mine as well.
Bake at 475 for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350 for 35-45 minutes.
Make sure that you either put this on a cookie sheet bigger than your pie plate, or that you line underneath with tin foil, this can bubble over. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a real treat!