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Nutty Pear Pie

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The nutty pear pie is prepared with almonds and pears. The nutty pear pie is baked with a pie pastry base filled with brandied and spiced mixture of pears and nuts along with eggs, sugar and lemon juice for taste.
Ingredients
For pastry
  Plain flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Self raising flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Icing sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 150 Gram
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (As Required)
For filling
  Raw sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All spice 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 6
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 60 Gram, melted
  Pears 2 Large, peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground almonds 150 Gram
Directions

PASTRY
Sift flours and icing sugar together.
Rub in butter and mix in enough water to form a dough.
Wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
FILLING
Mix almonds, raw sugar and all spice together.
Beat in eggs, brandy and butter.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Roll pastry out to line a 27cm removable-base flan tin.
Place on Low Rack, cook for 5-6 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE 180°C Cool slightly.
Pour in nut mixture.
Toss pear slices in lemon juice.
Arrange slices on top of pie in a spiral pattern.
Place on pizza tray.
Place on Low Rack, cook for 25-30 minutes on LOW MIX/BAKE 180°C.
Serve hot or cold

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Servings: 
8

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