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Pear Ginger Crumble Pie

Pear Ginger Crumble Pie is an delicious pear pie recipe with ginger pear filling, flaky pie crust and oatmeal crumble topping!
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Ingredients

For the pie crust:

For the filling:

  • 3 lbs. pears either Bartlett or Bosc, about 7 large, peeled, cored, and sliced about ¼" thick*
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • tablespoons cornstarch*
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger* about a 1" piece of fresh ginger
  • Juice of ½ a lemon

For the crumble:

  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour
  • cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small cubes

Instructions 

For the pie crust:

  • Prepare the pie crust as directed. Shape it into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap, then chill for about 30 minutes prior to rolling to relax the gluten and chill the butter back up.
  • Once chilled, unwrap the dough and place on a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle the dough and flour your rolling pin, and roll the dough out from the middle to the outer edge, going in about 10 minute intervals clockwise around to form a circle. After every couple of rolls, make sure to lift the dough and sprinkle more flour underneath to prevent sticking. If the dough does stick, scrape any bits of dough from your work surface as it's a magnet for even more sticking.
  • Roll the dough until it's large enough to hang over the edge of your 9" pie pan by a couple of inches. Once it's large enough, use your rolling pin to gently roll the dough around it, and unroll it right into your pie plate.
  • Tuck the dough gently into the inside of the pie pan, then use a bench scraper or knife to trim the edges around the top of the pie. It's ok to leave a little extra for crimping, etc. as the top does shrink a bit. From there, crimp your edges as best as you can, or use the scraps to cut out decorative shapes. Chill the crust while you prepare the filling and the crumble.

Prepare the filling:

  • Place the pears, sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and lemon juice in a medium bowl and toss gently to combine.

Prepare the crumble:

  • Place the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and pinch of salt into a small bowl and stir to combine. Cut in the cubes of butter with two forks, a pastry blender, or your fingers, until it is in pea-sized clumps.

Assemble the pie:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the pie plate on top of a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil in case the juices overflow. Pour in the pear-ginger filling evenly, and top with the crumble. Bake for 45-55 minutes, checking the pie after 20 minutes or so. Cover the pie with a pie shield if the outer edges are browning too quickly, or cover the edges with foil. Cover the entire pie loosely with foil if the crumble browns to quickly as well.
  • Remove from heat and let stand about 2 hours before cutting in order for the fruit to set. Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy!

Notes

  • I used Bartlett pears for this recipe. The pears should be ripe, but not mushy.
  • I prefer the juices in my fruit pies to be thickened nicely. If you like a "juicier" pie crust, use about ½ tablespoon less cornstarch.
  • I always store my fresh ginger in the freezer in plastic wrap. When I want to use it, I simply grate it with a Microplane peel and all!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 70mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 32g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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