PEAR PIE WITH NUTTY CRUST

For the crust:

  • 30 g cold butter
  • 60 g flour
  • 30 g brown sugar
  • 50 g nuts (you can use pecans, hazelnuts, greek nuts, almonds or whatever you prefer!)
  • 1 tspn gingerbread spice mix (it includes cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, some allspice)

For the pie:

  • 6-7 ripe pears
  • 70 g butter
  • 250 g flour
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 250 ml yogurt, non-flavored
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tbspn orange zest
  • 1 1/2 tspn baking powder
  • 2 tspns gingerbread spice mix

First of all, you should prepare the crust so it would have enough time to cool in the freezer. In a bowl, add in flour and brown sugar. Grate in cold butter and mix everything carefully with your fingers. Make sure that the ingredients are well combined, but do not melt the butter. Pour the mixture into a small food container and put it into a freezer.

Now you can finally start preparing your pie! In a pot, melt the butter. Take a bigger bowl and add in 4 eggs, sugar and mix everything until foamy. Pour in the yogurt, butter and combine everything well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and the spices and sift everything into the egg mixture. Peel the pears and cut them into thin slices. Squeeze the lemon on top of the pears, pour some lemon and orange zest and carefully cover all of the pears with juice and zest using your fingers. Add the pears into the pie batter and combine everything slowly. Take a baking pan, cover it with parchment paper and pour in the batter.

In a pan, roast some nuts and remove as many bitter peels as you can. Take the crust mixture from the freezes and add in the spices and chopped nuts. Mix everything well and pour it on top of the pie.

Preheat the oven up to 180ºC (356ºF) and bake the pie for about 45 minutes. After that, you can change the oven mode for about 5 minutes to roast the nuts and crust a little. Enjoy!

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You can serve this pie when it’s warm with ice cream or vanilla yogurt. But it is also delicious when it’s cold!

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