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Particularly Piggy Pear Pie

This one comes courtesy from my dear old Ma. Oh brother is this a favourite in our family... If my sister and I are going home for a visit and Mum asks us on the phone "What would you girls like for pudding on Sunday?" there's only ever one answer, and it's usually in unison ... "PEAR PIE!!!"


(Serves 4 – 6)


250g flour
150g butter
50g sugar
1 egg + 1 egg for brushing


three quarters kg pears (not too soft and not too hard)
100g sugar
half tsp cinnamon
4fl oz double cream


  1. Heat the over to Gas 6 / 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C
  2. Rub butter into flour with fingertips, add sugar and mix until smooth with 1 lightly beaten egg.
  3. Leave in cool place for 20 mins – you’ll find it’s quite crumbly so handle gently.
  4. Roll out dough and use two thirds to line base and sides of greased ovenproof dish. Prick base well with fork, place tin foil along sides and fill with dried peas to bake blind (I usually just put foil in loosely in base as don’t often have dried peas in the cupboard!)
  5. Bake for 12 – 15 mins remove from oven and take out the foil / peas.
  6. Place peeled and sliced pears in pastry case.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Pour cream over and place remaining rolled pastry on top.
  9. Squeeze edges together, brush with beaten egg and make hole in lid.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Then sit down and really pig out!!

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

50 minutes (20 mins prep, 30 mins baking)

Notes & Variations on Particularly Piggy Pear Pie


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