Pear Ginger Pie

Pear Ginger Pie is a gorgeous pie made with fresh pears and ginger and topped with a streusel crumble topping, making it the star of your holiday table. 

Pears are such an underutilized fruit. They’re delicious, full of flavor and come in a ton of varieties, but there are not a ton pear varieties out there. Like most fruits, they can be made in sweet or savory recipes, but the variety of pear recipes is lacking. While pears and pie is pretty common, I think the addition of fresh ginger in this recipe makes it extra special.

WHAT IS A PEAR GINGER PIE?

Similar to an apple pie, ripe pears are peeled, cored and sliced and layered on top of pie crust. Ground nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as fresh ginger adds to the festive flavors of this pie. A streusel topping is sprinkled over the pie before it is baked to create a gorgeous, crumbly topping.

WHAT KIND OF PEARS CAN BE USED IN THE PIE?

There are quite a few varieties of pears that can be found in grocery stores. Some are better for poaching, others for baking and some are the preferred variety to eat raw.

Bartlett, Anjou and Bosc pears are three different pear varieties that are good choices for baking. Each variety is sweet and juicy, making it a good choice for baking.

PEAR GINGER PIE INGREDIENTS

For the Filling: 6-8 ripe pears, granulated sugar, cinnamon, fresh ginger, nutmeg, lemon juice, salt,  flour

For the Topping: butter, granulated sugar, ground ginger

For the Crust: refrigerated pie crust, store-bought or homemade

PEAR GINGER PIE DIRECTIONS

For the Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Roll out the pie crust into a deep dish pie plate.
  • Prick the pie crust with a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Filling: 

  • Combine peeled and sliced pears with fresh ginger in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle sugar on top. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Drain excess liquid. Add flour, fresh ginger, ground cinnamon and nutmeg and salt. Toss to coat.
  • Spread pears into an even layer in the prebaked pie plate.

For the Topping: 

  • Combine softened butter with flour, sugar and ground cinnamon until it forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.

Reduce oven temperature to 375 and bake pie for 1 hour. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.

Ginger and pear go so well together! I had a slice of this pie and couldn’t get over how delicious it was. One of my coworkers completely agreed, as he asked me if I could make him one for Thanksgiving! I absolutely can!

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Pear Ginger Pie

Pear Ginger Pie is a gorgeous pie made with fresh pears and ginger and topped with a streusel crumble topping, making it the star of your holiday table. 

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

For the Crust

  • refrigerated pie crust, store-bought or homemade

For the Filling

  • 68 ripe pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Topping

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

For the Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pie crust into a deep dish pie plate. Prick the pie crust with a fork.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Filling: 

  1. Combine pear slices with fresh ginger in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle sugar on top. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain excess liquid. Add flour, ground cinnamon and nutmeg and salt. Toss to coat.
  3. Layer pears into an even layer in the prebaked pie plate.

For the Topping: 

  1. Combine softened butter with flour, sugar and ground ginger until it forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.

To Bake:

  1. Reduce oven temperature to 375 and bake pie for 1 hour. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 274
  • Sugar: 40.5g
  • Sodium: 145mg
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

Keywords: Pear ginger pie, baking, baking bloggers, fresh ginger, thanksgiving, dessert

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6 Comments

  1. I love pears and agree that they are very neglected. This pie would be a big hit at my house.

  2. Pears are my favorite, I love that you have both forms of ginger in here, it looks so delicious.

  3. That pie sounds delicious and I am now coveting that pie dish!

  4. Pear and ginger are a magical combination, Nichole. Lovely pie!

  5. I love ginger and never thought about mixing ginger and pears together, but I can see how they would be totally amazing together.

  6. Pear and ginger, never made this combo before, looks quite delicious.

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