Great pie! We used Comice pears which I reccomend if you can get them,definitely cut the sugar to half a cup for the filling and by half in the streusel and add a bit of ground ginger to both if you like , we also replaced the flour with half as much instant tapioca as a thickener and it came out great, not soupy and not gummy, everybody loved this one, the tart cherries play really well with the pears
I agree with other reviewers - too sweet as written, especially with the dried fruit. My pears (Bosc) were too hard after the given cooking time - home grown and perhaps just not ready yet. I could make future adjustments. I have used a ginger walnut streusel left over from a pumpkin pie - went really well with the pears. Obverall, pie was OK, but doubt I will make this again. I used the all butter pie crust from Rose Levy Berenbaum for blind baked crust - that was great.
This pie was amazing. Highly recommended!
Made this recipe for a family event (all chocolate lovers) and they loved it! It was easy to make, seasonal and everyone was surprised it wasn't apple.
the only issue I had and maybe this is because I'm newer to making fruit pies, I used 6 pears and it wouldn't stop leaking.
It dripped juice all the way from my house to the house where the party was. Once I put a pan under it to catch the drippings it was fine but I couldn't believe how much juice was pouring from it.
I've been asked to make it again for Thanksgiving, this time I'll use less pears.
But over all great pie!
This was really yummy. I cut the sugar in the filling by 1/2 and the sugar in the streusel by 1/2 and it was perfect. My guests loved it.
What an incredible pie! This is now my favorite fall pie. It's very easy to make and the flavors are fantastic - especially the topping.
Definitely a keeper! The filling is delicious with nicely balanced flavors. You'll find this pie along w/ pumpkin pie at every Thanksgiving at our house!
This recipe is fabulous. I did 2 granny smiths, 2 braeburns, and 4 pears plus the cherries. The topping is what makes this pie. It clumps up perfectly. I used a frozen crust because my other one just fell apart. A total winner!
Made this recipe last weekend and it was delicious! Will definately make again!
Delicious and novel-- an inspired taste combination that makes a great change from the usual apple pie. I love how the dried fruit plumps up with the juice from the pears.
This recipe was loved by my spouse although, as I try to make healthier desserts when possible, I changed a few things. First, no white flour, all whole wheat. Second Splenda instead of sugar. Third ran out of ripe pears (we have our own pear and apple trees), so used half pears, half macintosh apples. Fourth, had no dried cherries so used dried cranberries. It was great! The whole wheat crust was a little harder to handle though. Next time I will go for broke and make the dough with white flour.