Monday, October 12, 2009

FIRST FRUITS FESTIVAL - PEARS

PEAR WITH LIME AND CANDIED GINGER PIE

This is one of the pies I made for Canadian Thanksgiving dinner at my house which we held on Sunday Oct 11th. It's the first time I've ever made a pear pie. I heard someone talk about this kind of pie last week, so seeing as I love pears, candied ginger (with dark chocolate -- yum yum!!) and anything with lime, I looked up a recipe online and gave it a try.

The ingredient list included - 4-5 "firm" pears, 1/4 cup of finely chopped candied ginger, 1 cup white sugar, 1 Tbsp lime juice and the finely grated rind. Mix together, put the mixture into your pie shell, top with another shell and bake -- 450 deg for the first 10 min, then lower the heat to 350 deg for the last 40-50 min.

It smelled and looked wonderful! Here's my review of my pie.

The taste was divine -- a wonderful mixture of the pears and the candied ginger and just a hint of the lime. However, the pears were a little too "al dente" for me; and the pie was a little runny!

The pears I bought were called Red Emperor and they were firm; the lady at the farm market said that if they had give when I pressed them on either side, they were ripe. I think these were just a little under ripe. Next time, I'll buy my pears and let them ripen as I would at home to eat. Also, next time I'll add 1/4 cup of flour to help the juices thicken.

It was a great pie though; and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves these ingredients. Happy Fall Fruits Festival!






9 comments:

Anna said...

It looks delicious!I didn't know you use the Italian expression "al dente "! Have a happy Monday.

A Mom on Spin said...

I went to a farmers market for the FIRST TIME EVER yesterday and bought some asian pears that were out of this world!

Kinda gives me a little hankerin' to make that pie. . .

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Well your pie looks perfect and pretty. You always have to make something once to see what changes need to be made to the recipe. I have never made a pear pie. Sounds good! (Oh, my word for verification is hotty...yes I am, LOL!)
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Dimple said...

Looks wonderful!
I have never made a pie which baked completely in the time and at the temperature the recipe called for-the recipe always has to be altered to suit my preferences. But I agree with PlantSomeRoots that you can't know what alterations to make until you try it once.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sandy, pear pie is new to me but it sounds and looks awesome. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

Hugs, Jeanne

Cassie said...

I'm drooling over that pie!! You won our giveaway over at JunkFest! Please email me your address so I can get it out to you. Woohoo!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Congrats on your win over at JunkFest, you Lucky Dog!! Those are some great goodies your won! By the way the pie looks yummy! Blessings, Janna

wendy said...

Wow, I have never heard of that kind of pie. BUT, I LOVE pie -all kinds of pie. yummy.
hope your thanksgiving was wonderful

How are you liking the book White Oleander -----I read it, thought it was ok, kinda disturbing in places. I never wanted to see the movie after reading the book

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That is a very interesting combination of ingredients. Sounds like it turned out great! Thanks for sharing it!!