I threw this pie together in no time. It was a lot easier than any other pie I've made before because it didn't need a crust. The custard, which is the best part, bakes into a lovely filling and is hearty enough to be mistaken for a crust.
Make this for someone you love. Or maybe even someone you just sorta like. It's easy and amazing. =]
Pear Custard Pie (Recipe from Shutterbean)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted plus more for the pie dish
- 3 ripe but firm Comice or Bartlett pears, peeled, halved and cored
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I tossed in a small bit of almond extract in it, too)
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350F; butter a 9 inch pie dish. Slice the pears 1/4 inch thick lengthwise. Arrange the slices, overlapping slices, in the dish. (The bottom layer dosen't have to be pretty, but the top one should at least try to be)
In a blender, process the melted butter, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, eggs, milk and salt until smooth.
Pour the batter over the pears; bake until golden and firm to the touch, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, dusting with confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy with friends or family.