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Pear Pie

My in-laws’ pear tree is overloaded this year and we are the blessed recepients of the abundance! I made this great pear pie for Pizza and Pie.
Pear Pie
Pear Pie

Dough for 1 double crust pie.
10-12 small pears peeled and sliced (obviously you may need more or less depending on the size of your pears)
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. all purpose flour

Assemble pie dough and roll out the bottom crust. Fit to a 9 inch pie pan. Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle a tablespoon of the mixture on the bottom of the pie shell. Fill with sliced pears and sprinkle with remaining dry ingredients. Top with sliced butter. Top with remaining rolled pie dough and crimp edges as desired. Prick top with a sharp knife. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until crust is brown and beautiful.


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Chocolate Pie


This is my husband’s favorite pie. It was his grandmother’s recipe. I wrote it down as she dictated because it wasn’t written down anywhere.

I think it is a little different from other chocolate pie recipes and it is a world apart from pudding/pie mix.
You can make it on the stove-top, but I also make it in the microwave.
You need a baked pie shell. (In another post we will tackle how to make pie crust — it’s easy really.)
Filling: 1 can evaporated milk and enough water to equal 2 cups.
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs separated
Mix the dry ingredients and add to the milk. Warm.
Add a small amount of the milk mixture to the beaten egg yolks (this keeps the hot liquid from cooking the eggs)
Simmer until thick. Pour into baked pie shell.
Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually add 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Top pie with meringue and brown in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until merigue is browned.

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