Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

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.)

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

Bake at 425° for 25 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

NikkeeB's Review

February 24, 2011
Surprisingly delicious!! The mild sweetness of the pears blend amazingly with the mild saltiness of the cheese. Once they get over the initial shock of the ingredients and actually taste it, everyone loves it!