Old Fashioned Pear Dessert
I come from a family of good cooks. My sisters and my children are all very good in the kitchen My mom , who had to feed eight children and whatever friends we invited to dinner was an excellent cook and baker. She couldn’t make fudge to save her life, but she could cook and bake! When my mom made fudge, we would all go get our spoons to eat it with. I had no idea you were suppose to pick it up and eat it until I was married with a little one. When we’re with mom and we bring these little memories up, she laughs so hard she can’t talk and her face gets all red. I love it when we make her laugh that hard.
I am so blessed to have a family of good cooks and bakers. The women in my family are excellent cooks. I made this Old Fashioned Pear Dessert when my son was coming over for dinner, this is his favorite dessert. I love it that he wants me to make it for him. Old Fashioned Pear Dessert, it’s “What’s For Dessert”?! And you’re going to love it!
Old Fashioned Pear Dessert
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 5 TBLS sugar divided
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup cold butter cubed
- 3 egg yolks
- 4 1/2 tsps lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 TBLS cornstarch divided
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 TBLS plus one and1/2 tsps lemon juice
- 2 TBLS butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5 cups chopped pears or apples
- 1. In a large bowl combine the flour, 3 TBLS sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks and lemon juice; stir into dry ingredients with a fork. Remove 1 cup to another bowl; stir in the remaining sugar and set aside for the topping.
- 2. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 8 inch baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- 3. Meanwhile, for filling, combine the sugar, 2 TBLS cornstarch, salt and cinnamon in a small saucepan, slowly stir in water and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook, and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
- 4.Toss pears with remaining cornstarch; spoon over crust. Top with filling. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
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I come from a family of good cooks too, Mary and yet, I can’t bake to save my life. I might be able to handle this recipe. I sure would like to give it a go.
Thank you so much for sharing…I’ll Pin it just in case:)