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Easy to make and healthy: Easter Pear Custard Pie

Written By | Mar 27, 2018

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SAN DIEGO: Easter is on the same day as April Fool’s Day this year, preparing a lovely Eastertime brunch or dinner for family and friends is nothing to fool with.  However, with so much emphasis on eating healthy these days, selecting a
crowd-pleasing dessert might be a challenge.

It’s the perfect time for pear custard pie

Pear Custard Pie, with wholesome pears as its main ingredient, comes to the rescue this Easter.   Packed with vitamin C and essentially non-fat, succulent pears that not only taste great but provide visual appeal to any pie.

(image via flickr/apple and pear Australia)

Suitable for making day before serving, selecting a 9-inch ready to bake pie crust of choice so that making the Pear Custard Pie is a snap to make!


Preheat oven to 375 oF, adjusting temperature slightly for the ready-to-bake pie crust.

Ingredients for filling:

-4 cups sliced peeled Bartlett or Bosc pears

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1/3 cup all-purpose flour

-1/3 cup granulated sugar (or sugar substitute)

-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

-1/4 teaspoon salt (or salt substitute)

-3 large range free eggs, room temperature

-3/4 cup low-fat milk

-1 tablespoon melted butter (or butter substitute)

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-Confectioners sugar for dusting (or alternative to sugar)

How to prepare filling:

1. Toss pears with lemon juice in a large bowl.

2. Whisk flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl

3. Whisk eggs, milk, butter and vanilla in a separate medium bowl.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients-whisk to combine.

5. Fill crust with 2 cups of pears. Follow by arranging the remaining
pears in a circular pattern on top of the bottom layer.

6. Pour the custard mixture over the pears.

Baking Instructions:

-Bake Pear Custard Pie for approximately 40-45 minutes, until the custard
is set around all edges; and, the crust is golden brown.

-Remove from the oven and completely cool on a wire rack so that it is at
room temperature, which takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

-Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Pear Custard Pie is a crowning glory to any Easter table, and may be made and refrigerated the day before.

Dusted with confectioners sugar, depending upon special dietary restrictions of guests, will add some decorative spark.

Pear Custard Pie may be served sliced individually, or beautifully displayed on a lovely pie plate or dessert stand.

For every busy Easter hostess, it will be fun and easy to make. Along with the knowledge that family and friends are enjoying an Easter dessert which is scrumptious, elegant and healthy.

Serving Pear Custard Pie will certainly become an Eastertime favorite!


(image via wikimedia/Matthew Field)

From all of us at LifeCycles, may your Easter be peaceful, joyous and enjoyable!

Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.