Monday, January 23, 2012

Sand Pear Pie ~ World of Warcraft



I've made a wonderful discovery, Night Elf. On the uncorrupted part of the island grows a remarkable fruit called the sand pear. They're found near the bottoms of the trees.




I've been preparing pies from them, but if I'm not careful, the elekk will start to wander over and steal my fruit. I've taken to gathering enough to share with the animals, but my stores are gone and the craving for pie has returned. Would you be willing to help gather the fruit I need for another batch of pies? I promise I'll share! -Aonar at Kessel's Crossing



You will need:




CRUST:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons cold water


FILLING:
1/2 c packed brown sugar
4 tbs flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp salt
1 dash ground nutmeg
6 c thinly sliced peeled pears (2 cans pear halves)
1 tbs lemon juice


TOPPING:
2/3 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c cold butter or margarine


Crust:
In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. 
Sprinkle with water; toss until mixture is moist enough to shape into a ball. 
On a floured surface, roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie pan. Flute edges. 
I've made pie crust before, here is a link to directions.






Filling:
Combine filling ingredients; spoon into the crust. 






Bake at 400 degrees F for 45 - 60 minutes. 
If you are using canned pears you can skip the baking part of this step.








Topping:
For topping, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. 
Sprinkle over filling. 








Bake 45 minutes longer until top is brown. 
Wrap foil around edges if you feel the edges are going to burn.






Yum!



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