Ginny’s Apple-Pear-Raisin Pie

My family loves pies.  This month I thought I’d share our favorite apple pie recipe.  This is one of the first recipes I created after I was married.

3-4 apples (I usually use a combination of Granny Smith, Red Delicious, and Rome)

3-4 Bartlet pears (I look for very firm pears)

½ cup raisins

1/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch (flour can be substituted in a pinch)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter

pie crusts for 2 crust pie (I usually buy the pre-made crusts)

Preheat oven to 425º.

Prepare a 9 or 10 inch pie pan by lightly spraying with cooking spray or coating with a thin layer of shortening, then dust with flour. Press 1 crust into the pan and set aside.

Pare, core and slice apples and pears. Put into a large bowl.

Add the rest of the ingredients except the butter and blend well. (I put all the ingredients into a bowl with a cover then I, or one of the kids, shake the ingredients to mix).

Mound the filling into the prepared crust, cut butter into small pieces and place on top and around the fruit.

Place the 2nd crust on top of the fruit; overlapping the edges and loosely pinch the edges of the 2 crusts together. You may want to cover the edges with a bit of foil to keep them from getting too dark.

Bake at 425º for about 40 to 45 minutes until the fruit is fork tender and the crust is light brown. If you find that the crust is browning too quickly, make a foil tent to slow down the process.

Cool on wire rack before serving.

We love this warm a la mode or with whipped cream.

Download recipe PDF HERE.
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2 Responses to Ginny’s Apple-Pear-Raisin Pie

  1. Lori says:

    It will be a long time before I ever make apple pie again, but I did read through many of the resources you posted on Columbus Day, and I learned sooooo much.



  2. Anonymous says:

    This sounds delicious…I've never tried an apple pie with pears in it! My mom makes wonderful pies…awesome blueberry pies in the summer, and beautiful crusts. I never really got pie crusts from scratch down very well. What a relief to read that you buy the pre-made ones. I may give myself permission to do so this year. Either that, or leave the older girls with Grandma for a few days and see if she'll teach them the art of making crust!



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