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Sour Cream, Raisin And Pear Pie

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Ingredients
  Pastry 1 (Single Crust)
  Raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For filling
  Egg yolks 3 , beaten
  Dairy sour cream 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pears 2 Small
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Dark corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Prepare Single-Crust Pastry.
On floured surface roll pastry to form 12-inch circle.
Fit pastry into 9-inch pie plate.
Trim to 1/4 inch beyond edge.
Fold under extra pastry.
Using knife, cut leaf shapes about 1 inch long from pastry trimmings.
Score veins on leaves.
Brush pastry edge with water.
Gently press leaves along edge, overlapping slightly.
Do not prick pastry.
Line with double thickness of foil.
Bake in preheated 450°F convection oven on rack #2 or #3 offset for 5 minutes (or bake in preheated 450°F radiant bake oven 5 minutes).
Remove foil.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes more or until pastry is golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
For filling: In small mixing bowl cover light raisins with boiling water.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Drain well.
In medium mixing bowl combine egg yolks, sour cream and flour.
Stir in raisins, 1 cup sugar, the milk, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
Cover edge with foil.
Bake in 375°F convection oven 15 minutes (or bake in 375°F radiant bake oven 20 minutes).
Remove foil.
Continue baking 20 to 25 minutes more or until pie appears nearly set in center when gently shaken.
Cool on wire rack for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice pears.
In large saucepan combine 1 1/2 cups water, the brown sugar, corn syrup and lemon juice.
Heat to boiling.
Add pears.
Reduce heat.
Cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
Drain pears, reserving A cup poaching liquid.
Let pears cool slightly.
Combine 1 tablespoon water and the cornstarch.
Stir into reserved poaching liquid.
Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir 1 minute more.
Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Arrange pear slices on top of pie in a circle, overlapping slightly.
Brush with thickened poaching liquid.
Cool completely.
To store, cover and chill up to 24 hours

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear

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