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Fresh Strawberry Pear Pie

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Ingredients
For pastry
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (1 1/3 Sticks)
  White vinegar 2 Tablespoon
For filling:
  Fresh strawberries 2 Pint, washed and drained
  Ripe pears 3 (Fresh)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Strawberry preserves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven moderate to 375 F.

MAKING
2) In a medium bowl sieve 1 1/2 cups flour with 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
3) With a pastry blender or 2 knives (used scissors-fashion) cut in butter into it and mix until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
4) Add vinegar and mix until mixture is moistened.
5) Knead into a bowl with hands.
6) Refrigerate for 1 hour.
7) To prepare the filling, hull and slice berries. Reserve 1/2 pint.
8) Peel, core and thinly slice 2 pears.
9) In a small bowl mix sugar, salt, cinnamon and flour thoroughly.
10) In a large bowl, add strawberries and pears. Toss gently.
11) Press pastry evenly on the bottom and side of a 9-inch pie plate, 1/2 inch above side to form edge
Crease decoratively.
12) Spoon filling into pastry-lined pie plate, mounding in center.
13) Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

FINALIZING
14) Skin and slice remaining pear.
15) Keep the baked pie into rack to cool for 1/2 hour.
16) Garnish with remaining strawberries and sliced pear.
17) Baste with melted preserves.
18) Refrigerate for 2 hours.

SERVING
19) Serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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