Monday, August 6, 2007
I saw this recipe in the June/July 1998 issue of Taste of Home magazine and thought "How original" and had to keep the magazine. You can just imagine the collection of magazines I have at home as well as books. The recipe was a Grand Prize to Cynthia LaBree of Elmer, New Jersey.
She wrote this for the magazine:
"I take this pie to lots of different gatherings, and I make sure to have copies of the recipe with me since people always ask for it. It's amusing to see some folks puzzling over what's in the filling- they expect apples but love the subtle sweetness of the pears".
4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a bowl, combine pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Pour into pastry shell. Combine topping ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over filling. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.