Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pear Custard Pie

I love pears and found this recipe hidden away in one of my Everyday Food Magazines. It is entitled, "Custard Pie", which would've piqued my interest anyway, but when I read the ingredients and saw that it used pears, I was ready to try it.

You don't need to feel any guilt about eating this "pie" either, because there is no crust! It's just fruit and an easy batter you make in the blender (only 1/3 C flour and sugar in the whole recipe!). And it's not overly sweet either, which is something I like. It couldn't be easier to make - truly a no brainer. I should've used my OXO mandoline to slice the pears.....but I just did it the old fashioned way.


3 Comice or Bartlett pears
1/4 C melted unsalted butter
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C flour
2 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
3/4 C milk
1/4 tsp salt
confectioners sugar for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9 inch pie dish.

2. Peel, halve and core the pears. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices, lengthwise. Arrange slices, overlapping slightly, in dish.

This is the best way I've found to core apples and pears - with a melon baller. SO easy.

3. In a blender, process the melted butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, milk and salt until smooth.

4. Pour batter over pears.

Ready for the oven....

Bake until golden and firm to the touch, about 40-45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with powdered sugar (I took my picture before this step!).


1 comment:

  1. This recipe was fantastic! Thank you so much for posting it! I had a Costco size bag of pears and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I threw this together in about 10 minutes while my pork roast was finishing up. By the time we had eaten and cleaned up, dessert was done! What a no brainer! I also love how guilt free and low carb/low sugar this is! Keep 'em coming, Cassie!