Cheddar-Pear Pie

Southern Living
Makes 6 servings


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5 medium-size ripe pears, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup (2 ounces) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, melted


Combine pears and 1/3 cup sugar in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan. Cook, stirring often, over medium-low heat 12 to 14 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove from heat. (Drain excess liquid, if necessary.)

Process pears in a blender until smooth; stir in 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla. Set aside.

Line pie shell with aluminum foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans.

Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 10 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake 4 more minutes.

Combine cheese and next 3 ingredients. Stir in 1/4 cup melted butter.

Spoon pear mixture into prepared piecrust; sprinkle with cheese mixture. Cover edges with aluminum foil.

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes.

Created date

August 2002