How to Make It
Prepare and bake the Pastry Crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Cool crust completely on a wire rack.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut pears in half lengthwise; cut each half into 1/8-inch-thick slices, keeping slices in order as they are cut. Arrange pear slices in prepared crust in 2 layers. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, and eggs in a bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add milk and extracts; stir well. Pour milk mixture over pears; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and almonds. Place pie plate on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350° (do not remove pie from oven); bake an additional 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.