Lemon Ginger Pear Pie

July 6, 2010 07:21 AM

1 9" unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 tbsp flour, divided
3/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
3 ripe winter pears
2 tbsp soft butter
2 eggs, separated
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup milk

1. Combine 1/4 sugar, 1 tbsp flour, ginger, and salt and sprinkle on bottom of pie crust.

2. Peel and core pears, slice thinly and lay slices over sugar flour mixture.

3. Beat butter with remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp flour. Add egg yolks, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Beat thoroughly. Add milk and mix.
4. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into lemon mixture, then pour over pears.  Bake in 425 oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake 30 minutes.
From: Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook, 1965

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