Pear and Macadamia Pie

Recently I have been buying a lot of pears, though every time I do they seem like they are a week away from being ripe. Instead of waiting patiently until they are ready to eat as fruit alone, I have been chopping them all up to bake with them. I recently made pear and walnut brownies, which were incredible (and vegan!), but I had issues getting them out of the pan neatly, so they have yet to make a public appearance. And yes, I ate them with a spoon.
Pear and Macadamia Nut Pie
2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter (I used Earth Balance), softened
2 tbsp (more if necessary) water, milk, or almond/soy milk
2 1/2 c pears, in slices
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 c macadamia nuts

To make the crust:
-Combine the flour, 1/2 c of sugar, salt, and mix together
-Add the butter and stir or crumble with your fingertips to combine well
-Add the 2 tbsp of you choice of liquid until dough comes together, then wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F

-Combine the remaining 1/4 c of sugar, pears, and lemon juice together
-After the dough has chilled, roll it out, reserving any leftovers for a lattice, form into a pie pan, poke the crust with a fork, and bake for 10 minutes
-Add the pear filling to the crust, sprinkle the nuts on top, and form any crust lattice or topping you choose (I made a lazy lattice)
-Continue to bake for approximately 30 minutes, and if the crust begins to brown too early, cover the edges with foil


Cate.B 1/10/11, 1:51 PM  

yummm :D

LaU 1/10/11, 2:24 PM  


noura. 1/10/11, 3:28 PM  

oh my god wowww

jessica 1/10/11, 8:27 PM  

my mouth is watering! looks delicious!!

THE DIVINITUS 1/10/11, 10:32 PM  

it looks so delish...

Cakewhiz 1/11/11, 1:28 AM  

Very pretty pictures.
I hope you post that pear and walnut brownies recipe soon. I am sure it must have tasted divine!

Catherine * The Spring 1/14/11, 9:09 AM  

This would be the perfect Valentine's dessert! We're in the process of moving to Queensland Australia - where macadamia nuts are grown - so this would also be a sweet way to celebrate our new life beginning there. I'm totally inspired, and your pictures are divine! Thanks!
- Catherine at The Spring {}


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