Sweet, and flavorful, Almond-Topped Pear Pie is an exceptional dessert.  The wonderful pie has a tasty fruit filling and a perfect, crunchy topping.  Ideal with a scoop of ice caramel cream.

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Almond-Topped Pear Pie
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger; ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup dark corn syrup; Karo
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or regular butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind; grated
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 4 pears; medium; *
Almond Topping:
  • 1 Cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar; firmly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger; ground
  • 1/2 Cup butter or regular butter
  • 1/2 Cup almonds; coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. * Peel and thinly slice pears.
  2. Combine the cornflour, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Add the corn syrup, melted butter, lemon juice and lemon rind, stirring until smooth.
  3. Add the pears and toss until well coated with the corn syrup mixture. Arrange the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  4. Prepare the Almond Topping and sprinkle over the pears.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the topping and crust are golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
ALMOND TOPPING:
  1. Combine the flour, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender, until crumbly. Stir in the almonds.

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