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Pears are one of the few fruits available year-round, however, it isn’t until the fall that they seem to step into the spotlight. This simple, beautiful, free-form pie is the perfect way to take full advantage.

Easy Pear Pie

Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) unbaked, store-bought or premade

single piecrust

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling

5 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced firm

pears (about 6-8 pears)

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out piecrust dough into a 16-inch circle. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a deep bowl, combine cornstarch, cinnamon and 1 cup of the sugar. Add pears and vanilla and toss to coat well.
  • Spoon pears onto center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edge.
  • Bring crust up over pears to form a border of about 2 inches, pleating and folding crust as needed. Brush folded edge with egg white and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  • Bake until pears are tender and crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

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