A hint of spice lets the delicate flavor of the pears shine through, while the dried cherries are a welcome alternative to traditional raisins.
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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!
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