Eggless Spiced Fresh Pear Pie
Summer does not officially start until mid-June, but it seems that once Memorial Day weekend comes around, we’re all in summer mode. Suddenly everyone is breaking out their grills and outdoor cooking tools, bonfires are lit, backyard furniture is dusted off, and the pools are opened.For those of us who had to endure the cold winter months and anxiously await this glorious fun-filled weekend, we deserve something to celebrate!
Memorial Day weekend is all about food and fun. BBQs, pool parties, boat outings, beach days; however one chooses to celebrate, you know good food is going to be involved!
The Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled, since it’s raining so hard here today,the sweet luscious pears I bought this season are patiently waiting in the fruit bowl.I want to try my hand at baking something with them, hence ponder between a pie & a tart recipe, not really having tried either before & pick the easy one, which is Fresh Pear Pie.
Pears- 3 ripe ones, sliced lengthwise
Pie crust- 10″ ready made one
For the filling:
All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Brown Sugar- 3/4 cup
Butter- 1/2 stick
Flaxseed powder- 2 tbsp (soaked in 2tsp of water- an egg substitute)
Powdered cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
Powdered Nutmeg- a pinch or two
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
1 Beat all the ingredients of the filling together to make a smooth paste.
2 Add the filling to the ready made pie crust.
3.Layer with pears in any shape you want it in, layering the larger sizes & decreasing the size as you arrange them in a fan shape
4.Set it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes
5.Remove & let it cool.Serve with Ice-cream to start of your Summer right grin emoticon
Note:The recipe suggested a 50 minute bake time, I’d tweak a bit next time, coz the sides got burnt,it suggested a 3/4 cup of brown sugar, I’d reduce it to half a cup next time, coz the pear itself was sweet, other than that the taste turned out yummy, for a quick & easy recipe.Enjoy!