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Amish Pear Crumb Pie Recipe

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Simple ingredients go into making this delicious Amish Pear Crumb Pie Recipe. Fresh sliced pears mixed with cinnamon and spices, then topped with a sweet crumb mixture, and baked to perfection. It’s Fall fruit at it’s best.

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Last day of #FallFlavors week – a week where food bloggers are going to wow you with recipes using all the fall foods with the help of some awesome sponsors.  Sponsors that generously provided us with products to use in our creations.

At the end of this post, you will find all of today’s recipes linked up. If you missed what I shared so far this week, you can check out the Apple Pie Tacos, Herb Roasted Sunchokes, Lemon Lavender Scones, and this Slow Cooker Loaded Potatoes recipe.

Melissa’s Produce provided me with a few pears to make this delicious Amish Pear Crumb Pie.  The pears were delicious on their own (I had to sample!) and even better in this pie.  I am a total fan of Melissa’s Produce and the quality of the foods are the best.

bowl of fresh pears

 

What is the Amish Way of Cooking

I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch area and ate foods from that region. I totally love the Amish recipes that my dad would cook or the ones I’ve made from the cookbooks I have.  If you’re wondering why this pie is titled Amish, it’s as simple as the Amish way of life is. 

Amish recipes use simple and basic ingredients. Recipes that can be made fairly quick with things readily available (lard, flour, sugar, oatmeal, molasses, seasonal fruits & veggies, etc). It’s usually very filling but not necessarily “healthy”. A friend’s mother told me that the Amish use everything (even the “squeal on the pig”).  Nothing goes to waste.  Make one think, doesn’t it?

So, having said that, this pie does use simple and basic ingredients; which these days is a good thing since most of us are cooking and baking more at home.  This Amish Pear Crumb Pie recipe uses those simple ingredients and one taste will tell you it’s the best pie ever.  

Shortcut tip for pie crust

I have yet to master making pie crusts from scratch so I use either a store-bought refrigerated crust or a frozen one that I thaw.  Nothing wrong with a shortcut here and there to make life easier. 

Amish Pear Crumb Pie Recipe Tips

To make this Amish pear crumb pie recipe, you’ll need a 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust, thawed.  I take the crust out when I am ready to peel and slice the pears.  It thaws perfectly by the time I need it.  If you’re using a refrigerated crust, take it out when you are ready to prepare the pears.  Once thawed, place crust inside a 9 inch glass pie pan.  

Line a baking sheet with foil, this will be for easy clean up.  Place pie crust pan on baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

Peel, core and slice the pears into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Place sliced pears into large bowl.  Add the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; gently mix together. 

pears with cinnamon and sugar in bowl

 

Spread into pie crust; set aside. You will have a “mound” of pears in this pie.  This is normal, the pears will bake down and be perfect.

pears in pie shell

 

In a medium bowl, combine the cold butter (cut into small cubes), flour, and brown sugar with two butter knives, pastry knife or clean hands (a small food processor works well, too) until you have coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the pears. I lightly pack the crumb mixture down so it will stick to the pears and not too much falls off.  

pear crumb pie ready to bake

 

Bake pie for 15 -20 minutes.  Then check to see if the topping is getting too brown.  If so, cover with foil and bake another 20 minutes or until pears are tender and cooked through.  If the pie isn’t brown enough, no need to cover it at this point, but check it after about another 5 minutes.  

Baked Amish Pear Crumb Pie

 

Allow pear pie to cool completely on wire rack before slicing.  I like to chill the pie once it’s cooled before slicing so that the filling sets a bit but it’s not required.  

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slice of Amish Pear Crumb Pie on white plate with fork

Amish Pear Crumb Pie

Simple ingredients go into making this delicious Amish Pear Crumb Pie. Fresh sliced pears mixed with cinnamon and spices, then topped with a sweet crumb mixture, and baked to perfection.
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Ingredients

  • 1 - 9 inch deep dish frozen pie shell, thawed according to package directions
  • 7 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (1/4 inch thick slices)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

  • To make this pear pie, you'll need a 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust, thawed.  I take the crust out when I am ready to peel and slice the pears.  It thaws perfectly by the time I need it.  If you're using a refrigerated crust, take it out when you are ready to prepare the pears.  Once thawed, place crust inside a 9 inch glass pie pan. 
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, this will be for easy clean up.  Place pie crust pan on baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Peel, core and slice the pears into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Place sliced pears into large bowl.  Add the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; gently mix together. 
  • Spread into pie crust; set aside. You will have a "mound" of pears in this pie.  This is normal, the pears will bake down and be perfect.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cold butter (cut into small cubes), flour, and brown sugar with two butter knives, pastry knife or clean hands (a small food processor works well, too) until you have coarse crumbs. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the pears. I lightly pack the crumb mixture down so it will stick to the pears and not too much falls off. 
  • Bake pie for 15 -20 minutes.  Then check to see if the topping is getting too brown.  If so, cover with foil and bake another 20 minutes or until pears are tender and cooked through.  If the pie isn't brown enough, no need to cover it at this point, but check it after about another 5 minutes.  
  • Allow to cool completely on wire rack before slicing.  I like to chill the pie once it's cooled before slicing so that the filling sets a bit but it's not required. 

Nutritional Disclaimer

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Amish pear crumb pie slice on white plate with fork

 

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  1. I love this recipe. It is simple and delicious! I have tried many others; but this my favorite pear pie recipe. We have two trees so will use it again and again.