The flavor of Granny Smith apples combined with ripe pears and pecans. What could be better when you want an unusual pie for a celebration? This recipe comes from Haute Cuisine.
Try it with butter rum sauce
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- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, very soft, divided
- 3/4 cup pecan halves
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 unbaked pie crusts
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3 medium-sized firm ripe pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
- 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- 2 Line a 9-inch pan with foil, allowing 1-inch overhang.
- 3 Spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the foil. Press pecans, round side down, in butter.
- 4 Pat 1/3 cup brown sugar into butter.
- 5 Press one of the prepared pie crusts into bottom and sides of pan over brown sugar, but do not trim.
- 6 Arrange apple slices over crust.
- 7 In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of flour, cinnamon and 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Sprinkle half of this mixture over the apples.
- 8 Top with pears, arranging evenly so top crust will lie flat. Sprinkle with remaining half of the flour mixture.
- 9 Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and add lemon juice. Pour over pears.
- 10 Top with remaining crust, trim edges closely and seal crusts together. Gently push crust edges toward center of pie.
- 11 Bake in lower part of preheated oven to ensure bottom crust gets done. Bake 10 minutes, reduce heat to 375 degrees, and continue baking 40 minutes.