Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pear Custard Pie

This was completely gone in a very short period of time. And I'm dying to get to the store for more pears. I've never really been a big fan of pears because I didn't know what to do with them! Now, I've got this go-to recipe. The thing is that it wasn't SO sweet that it would make you sick if you ate oh, say... half the pan by yourself. Which is why I probably ate half the pan, by myself.

Pear Custard Pie by Martha Stewart
via Katherine

* 3 Comice or Bartlett pears, peeled, halved, cored, and sliced
* 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3 large eggs
* 3/4 cup milk
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* Confectioners' sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; butter a 9-inch pie dish. Peel, halve, and core 3 Comice or Bartlett pears; slice 1/4 inch thick lengthwise. Arrange slices, overlapping slightly, in dish.
2. In a blender, process 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, 1/3 cup each granulated sugar and all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup milk, and 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth.
3. Pour batter over pears; bake until golden and firm to touch, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusted with confectioners' sugar.


m3ng said...

Can you make this every week? Yes, it was that good. Not too sweet, which I like. The last bite was also very good after it chilled in the fridge overnight...

Jenny said...

yummy... I must make this one.

Audrey said...

that looks very yummy and sounds easy. did you really put the batter over the pears?

Alissa said...

yep. i just poured it over top. so so easy.

Melinda said...

Yup that was yummy. It reminded me of popeye pancakes with pear in them. I think I'll let my kids try it for breakfast. Though I don't think my pie plate was large enough because my tart doesn't look like the picture. It was still delicious.