Fresh Pear Pie

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*Makes one 9" pie


1/2 Cup + 1/4 Cup butter, divided

1 Cup + 4 Tbsp. all-purpose white flour, divided

1 Tbsp.+1 Cup white sugar, divided

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

3-4 large fresh ripe pears, peeled and sliced


Preheat oven to 325 F. Melt 1/2 Cup of the butter. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter with 1 Cup of the flour and 1 Tbsp. sugar to form a ball.  Press dough into a 9" pie pan. 

Soften 1/4 Cup of butter. In a medium bowl, mix softened butter with 1 Cup of white sugar, 4 Tbsp. white flour, 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until well combined. 

Place peeled and sliced pears on top of dough in pie pan and pour custard mixture over top. Bake in preheated 325 F oven for 80 to 90 minutes (1 hour 20-30 minutes) or until top is crusty and lightly brown and inside filling has set. 

Recipe Source: Slightly adapted from recipe given to me by Julia R., a dear friend and neighbor