Friday, November 16, 2012

Random Recipes 15.04

Well time for another recipe - this is based on the post on the blackberry pie.  This time, it's a cranberry and pear pie.  I made a few variations on the original recipe, so we shall see how it turns out.

1 pkg fresh cranberries
5 overripe pears, skinned, cored, and sliced
1.5 cups brown sugar
1 egg
White sugar (as needed for crust)
2 tbsp corn starch
1/4 tsp salt

Check a previous "Random Recipes" entry for the recipe for the criss-cross crust.

For the filling:
Mix the sugar and cranberries in a sauce pot and simmer on medium heat until the cranberries have burst and become more sauce-like.  Add the corn starch and salt, and the pears to the pot, stir gently until well blended, then take off heat.

For the crust: 
Prepare as before, mix the egg with as much white sugar as you want to glaze the crust on top, and then bake at 400 degrees 30 minutes uncovered and then 20-30 minutes covered (to protect the crust).

Verdict now that it has mostly cooled:  Might filter out some of the liquid next time, the filling isn't super solid, but it's quite tasty.  ^_^

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