My eldest son had his birthday two weeks ago but we haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate him properly until today. So for this occation I made him a delicious, fruity pear pie served with whipped cream and a cup of coffee.
- 125 gr butter
- 3 dl flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 eggyolk
- 100 gram butter
- 1 dl granulated sugar
- 1 00 gram almonds
- 4 bitter almonds
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 large can (800 gram) of preserved pears
- Whipped cream for serving
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- Mix the ingredients for the pie crust and press it into a pie dish.
- Blanch and grind the sweet and bitter almonds.
- Stir butter and sugar until fluffy and add the almonds and flour.
- Whisk the eggs and add to the batter.
- Let the pear halves drain thoroughly and cut them in thin slices across the short side
- Keep the sliced pear halves together and place them gently in the pie shell.
- Gently press the pear halves so the slices slightly separate and look like tiles on a roof.
- If there are pears left over cut these into smaller pieces and placed in the gap between the halves.
- Spread the batter over the pears and bake the pie for about 30-35 minutes or until batter is set.
- Cover with waxed paper if the cake is getting dark.
Serve the pie chilled with whipped cream.