Saturday, October 16, 2010

Five-Spice Pear Apple Pie

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I'm getting pretty good at this whole pie thing. In the span of an afternoon, I made not one...but two delicious pies. The first, a pear apple pie. By far one of the prettiest pies I have ever made. I read the recipe for the crust correctly this time, not adding too much sugar. It rolled our wonderfully and browned perfectly.

The recipe called for a crumb topping. I, however, opted for a top crust, which, if I do say so myself, was a good call.

I knew the crust was perfect when I made the first cut into it. The perfect combination of flaky and doughy. Man, that crust is what made the pie absolutely perfect! I am very much looking forward to my next double crust pie!!!


  1.'ll have to tell us what you have in mind for Turkey Day! BTW, let me know if the quest for supplies is unsuccessful...

  2. I've never thought of a pear/apple pie. A great fall harvest combo....Congrats on the crust ! Impressive. That perfect flaky/doughy balance can be hard to do...Also praise for your superior food snaps. I'm digging your piecentric blog :P
    P.S. Have you checked out thrift stores for pie plates for baking, glass bowls, small plates for eating, or other provisions and pie project accessories ?

  3. ~i am over here from your mamas blog! and oh my heavenly stars...5 spice pear pie...i think i will sit here a stare at this picture for a while more...congrats on your new pie filled adventure...i l♥ve baking!! and for your washington good it will be!! warm wishes and brightest blessings~