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Thanksgiving Pie Roundup

Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving? I am! It's one of my favorite holidays. We spend it every year in Denver with my husband's family. It's kind of like the Family Vacation movie... 5 families under one roof! It's a lot of personalities, a lot of love, and a lot of food. Speaking of food, lets talk about pie!

Honestly, I am not a pie lover. Something about a classic pie crust and sweet fruit just isn't my thing. But my grandmother always made a pear pie that is a little different. The crust is reminiscent of a shortbread cookie and the pears have a nice mellow flavor that work well in the creamy filling. So in honor of my grandmother I am sharing her sour cream pear pie recipe. Don't like pears? Don't worry, I have you covered! I have a list of some of my blogger friend's yummy fall pie recipes for you to check out down below!


Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, hazelnuts or walnuts

1/2 cup (1 stick) of cold butter


Filling:

1/2 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional)

1 pinch of cardamom

1 egg

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sour cream

1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice

4 cups peeled, cored and sliced ripe pears


Topping:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of cold butter

1/4 cup all purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Directions:

To make the crust combine flour, powdered sugar and nuts in a bowl or food processor. Add butter and blend until dough is crumbly. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan. Cover and chill until ready to use, up to 24 hours.


Prepare the filling by combining the sugar, flour and optional salt. Add the egg, vanilla and sour cream; stir briskly to blend. Drizzle lemon juice over the pears and gently stir in the pear slices. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie shell. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.


As the pie bakes, prepare the topping. Place butter, flour, sugar and cinnamon in bowl or food processor and blend.


Remove pie from oven and scatter the topping over the filling. Return to the oven and bake 30 more minutes or until topping is golden brown. If crust gets too brown around the edges, cover with strips of foil.


Place pie on rack to cool. Serve warm after about 20 minutes or cool to room temperature

and serve.


And as I promised, here are 7 more pie recipes! Just click on the picture of the pie you want to try and it will take you to the recipe. Also, since the holidays are coming up, if you're looking for some home decor inspo be sure to check out these ladies Instagram accounts! I know you'll love them as much as I do!








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