Friday, September 5, 2008

What did I JUST DO- the story of the Pear Custard Pie

So, I've been reading this blog for a while and she recommended this cookbook. I bought it and tried a few recipes but then I forgot about it for a while. Yesterday when I was going shopping I thought I might be in the mood to try something new. A recipe for Pear Custard Pie caught my eye and I remembered that pears are on sale right now so I thought, what the hey, I'll give it a whirl. Knowing full well that Bobby won't touch this stuff, I made it tonight after dinner. It was so easy! After glancing at the recipe, I assumed there was a standard pie crust. Not so! Just a simple custard batter that you whip up in your blender. Blender! I almost never use my blender! You thinly slice the pears, arrange them in the pie plate and then pour the batter over the pear slices. I think the simplicity of this recipe makes it taste better.

I took it out of the oven, let it cool for about 10 minutes and dusted it with some powdered sugar. I cut out a small slice and like a civilized person, served it to myself on a pretty little dessert plate. Less than ten seconds after consuming that slice I was hovering over the pie plate and shoveling huge monster bites into my mouth. And now there is only half a pie left. Oh crap.



Pear Custard Pie

  • 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.

14 comments:

beckie codd said...

This is really funny Katherine! I love reading your blog. I rarely comment but oh how I enjoy your stories.

Sara said...

Thanks for the mention :) I don't even really like pears, but I LOVE this dessert. I just recommended it to my mom the other day, her guests loved it too.

DAD said...

OINK OINK

Rebecca S said...

Picturing that made me smile. That even looks like a recipe that I might be able to handle. You should have the other half for breakfast :)

The Zickgraf Family Circus said...

We really are much too alike, you and I. This is why I don't make delicious things very often. I would be a cow if I did.

Suzy Fackrell said...

You crack me up! I can't wait to try the recipe. I think I might eat half too! I'm just that kind of dessert queen! I never pass up a good dessert. I think it might be my biggest downfall in life!
Can't wait to see you in Cali soon!

Suzy Fackrell said...

You crack me up! I can't wait to try the recipe. I think I might eat half too! I'm just that kind of dessert queen! I never pass up a good dessert. I think it might be my biggest downfall in life!
Can't wait to see you in Cali soon!

Jill said...

This looks good. By the way what is Confectioners' sugar? Lame that I don't know right?

Ashley said...

Wait..I've seen this. On Never Been Kissed. "Oh my, someone ate my entire pie!" But she'd just eaten a spiked brownie. Hmmmm....

(Can a brownie BE spiked?)

Kelly Evanson said...

looks like me after i make a pan of brownies! you are a great cook! i admire all the time you spend cooking!
and trying new things!! glad to see you guys are doing well. i need to be better at commenting. hope you guys had a fun summer!

christine said...

Don't worry. You're not the only one who does things like this. Which would be the exact reason that I'm currently 20lbs. heavier than I want to be. Well, that and I hate exercise. Whichever.

Holly Moore said...

That looks so delicious!! I am definitely going to try it! Katherine you crack me up. I am the same way. If I make something delicious I can't seem to tear myself away from it!

Ashlie n Jonathan said...

You are HILARIOUS!!!! Looks yummy!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! I love that story. :)

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