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Sour Cream Pear Pie

Still trying to come up with a dessert recipe for Thanksgiving? We've got a great recommendation! This sour cream pear pie is an old-fashioned custard pie that's as simple to make as it is seasonal. It's definitely a crowd pleaser, and if you have any left, it makes a fantastic breakfast!

First off you will need a single pie crust. We think this recipe is awesome, and there is good visual reference as well.

For the filling:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 large ripe pears (we used bartletts)

For the streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped nuts (we used hazelnuts)
  • 1/4 cup oats

Peel and core pears and cut into thin slices. Blend sour cream, egg, vanilla, sugar, salt and flour until smooth. Fold pears into the custard mixture and pour into prepared pastry shell.

For streusel: Combine flour, brown sugar, and oats in a small bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly and then stir in the nuts.

Bake pie without streusel at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Take out of oven and sprinkle the streusel on top and bake for an additional 15 minutes. If the pie starts to get too brown while cooking, just cover it with some foil. Let cool for a bit, then serve it up and garnish with whipped cream!