Cranberry Pear Pie

Nice for the Holidays, but delicious any time

A tasty combination of pears, cranberries and glazed walnuts that results in a festive pie that is easy to put together and yields a little zing.


Cranberry Pear Pie

Cranberry Pear Pie

A good looking and tasty pear pie that is punched up with the addition of cranberries.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Baking Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • one unbaked double crust 9 inch pie shell Top crust can be a lattice crust

Filling

  • 5 medium pears
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded orange peel optional
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 2 tbsp butter

Glazed Nut Topping

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 426 degrees.
  • Peel, core and slice pears. 
  • In a mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, orange peel if using, and cinnamon. Add pears and cranberries; toss to coat.
  • Fill the pastry lined pie plate with pear mixture.  Dot filling with butter.  Add top crust. You can also use a lattice crust. Get directions here for lattice crust.
  • Bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or more until filling is bubbling, fruit is softened and bottom of crust is a light brown.

Prepare Glazed Nut Topping

  • While pie is baking, make Glazed Nut Topping. 
  • In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until nuts are lightly browned.
  • Stir in brown sugar. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in milk and set aside.

Complete Pie

  • When pie has finished baking, spoon Glazed Nut Topping evenly over warm pie.  Cool pie on wire rack before serving  Serve with whipped cream if desired.