Southern Living NOVEMBER 1998
Bring first 9 ingredients to a boil in a large heavy saucepan, stirring often; reduce heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pieplate according to package directions.
Stir pecans into pear mixture; spoon into piecrust.
Roll remaining piecrust to press out fold lines. Cut out and remove leaf shapes from center of piecrust using a leaf-shaped cookie cutter, leaving a 3-inch border around edges. Brush piecrust and leaves with beaten egg. Carefully place piecrust over filling; fold edges under. Make diagonal cuts into edge at 1/4-inch intervals; fold every other piece inward. Arrange leaves on pie.
Bake on lowest oven rack at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown, shielding with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary.
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