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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Baking (and raking) on Sunday, again!

Above, the baked crumb crust and the fruits for the pie. Below, the finished pie!

~~~~~~~~~The recipe I used~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pear Cranberry Yogurt Pie
1 baked pie shell*
2 eggs
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 T all Purpose Flour
12 oz Plain Yogurt
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Ripe Pears and Cranberries

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place sheet pan in oven. Place eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk together. Add flour and mix with whisk until smooth. Mix in yogurt until smooth. Pour into pre-baked, cooled pie shell approximately 3/4 to the top. Add thinly sliced, peeled and ripe pears neatly and decoratively on the top. Add cranberries on top. Place in oven for 35-40 minutes or until it is fully baked. It will puff up and there will be no jiggle. Refrigerate over night and serve.
* Toasted Almond Crust
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. almonds, toasted and finely chopped
3 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
Mix well with hands until pliable. Press into bottom and sides of pie plate. Make the top edge as attractive as you can, and bake at 400 degrees 10-12 min. or until golden. Cool completely.


This recipe was from Claire Murray's newsletter in September. It was impossible to find fresh cranberries here at that time. I found them yesterday. Of course, they add a pretty red touch to the pie, but I wonder if they will be TOO TART!...(groan about the pun...) We have yet to taste the pie which is still cooling. I did glaze it with a little apricot (apple jelly would work too) jam after taking it from the oven. [NOTE: (later) this was delicious! The cranberries were fine, and one could even use a little less sugar. It would still be good!]

It is a cloudy, cool day with light rain from time to time. I will be out raking leaves today (wearing those new boots) to work up an appetite for the pie.


Mr. Pear is very mobile for having had knee surgery less than a week ago. He is doing great (unless he is supposed to be taking it easy....), he keeps showing off by walking around without the walker or crutches. Of course the pain medicine probably makes him feel invincible!

He walked out to our mailbox, using crutches, yesterday.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this! Looks delish! And I LOVE the boots - keepers for sure. XO

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was thinking that it had a low sugar amount and would be something I could eat...but cranberries are very tart. Let us know how it tastes! I am learning to be happy with scones and low sugar fruit muffins for dessert. I'm glad Mr. Pear is doing so well! Better take it easy though and take his time getting up and about!

Shopgirl said...

Ya just can't keep a good man down very those meds for pain. Sounds like he is doing really well. I love pears so this would be fun. Hugs, Mary

Julie said...

Raking and baking - that sounds like a wonderful combination! Of course, I'd rather eat than rake or bake!

Janet said...

Where have I been!! I didn't know about Mr Pear's knee surgery. I hope he's doing ok. I've just been living under a rock, I guess!

ruthie said...

lila, good to hear that Mr P is "showing off" as it were, on the mend i tkae it x That pie looks delicious!

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