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CHRISTMASSY PEAR PIE

Even though pears wouldn’t score the highest on “Christmassy foods”, you can still make it for the holidays. The taste is amazing and it’s maybe something different that you’d normally bake around Christmas time.

I made it a few days ago and asked you on one of my insta stories whether you’d like me to share the recipe and so many of you voted you would, so here I am making the pie for the second time and sharing the recipe!

It’s another pretty easy-to-make piece that tastes really good and that’s what I’m all about. I’m not a regular baker, I love to cook and do it every day (obviously), but baking is something I set myself to do occasionally (usually around Christmas time or some birthdays).

Since this is a holiday “sweet” don’t expect it to be too healthy. The last few recipes I’ve shared were more on the healthier side, but around Christmas time we can treat ourselves with some really good sweets without feeling guilty afterwards! Are you with me?

YOU WILL NEED:

FOR CRUST:

  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3 tablespons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons of almond milk

1. In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.

2. Leave the butter otside for a while so it softens.

3. Mix it together with the flour, add egg yolks and all the liquids (water + almond milk) until you get the dough moist enough to hold together, but not too dry. It should still leave a few stains on your fingers as you knead it. That’s about the best way to describe the consistency you’d like to get.

4. Leave in in a fridge as you make the filling in the meantime.

FOR FILLING:

  • 5-6 (depends of the size of the fruit) well ripened pears (I used pears called “viljamovka” which taste the best in my opinion!)
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1. Peel and thinly slice pears and place them in a pan where you’ve already put buter. Heat it up, sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and breadcrumbs and stir to coat the apple slices. Heat for a few minutes.

2. Spread 2/3 of all dough along the baking tray, add apple mixture on top and spread it equally along the dough.

3. Take the other 1/3 of the dough, spread it and cut equally thick strips using a pizza cutter.  Sort the strips on the top of the pie as you make a pattern you see in the picture. You can create any patter you want actually haha.

4. Preheat the oven on 180 °C and bake the pie for 1 hour.

Ta da! That’s the whole science behind it. I appologize for not taking many quality photos, but I was in a bit hurry and I took them with my phone. Also sorry for not posting any after-baking pictures but we had friends over and we ate the whole pie so fast I wasn’t able to take any pictures. But that’s the good news – since we finished it so fast I suppose it was delicious and I think that’s the most important!

I wish you a lovely Christmas holidays!

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