In the Houston area pears are plentiful. So instead of making apple pie, we make pear pie.
Pretty much the same recipe as an apple pie, but using pears instead.
Today, I have to admit, that I did cheat, I used store bought pie crust instead of making my own. Yes, I was lazy, and I really wanted to make this pie. 🙂
Pears, little bit of sugar, ( doesn’t need much because the pears are sweet) cinnamon, little bit of nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of tapioca ( a friend shared this secret with me, using tapioca instead of flour or corn starch as the thickening agent for the juices). Mix it all together, put it in the pie shell, top it with another pie pastry, and bake. 10 minutes at 450*, then turn down to 350* and bake another 30 minutes.