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Caramelized Pear Custard Pie
From EatingWell: November/December 2012
This custard pie recipe elevates the simple pear to something heavenly. The pears are lightly caramelized, baked into vanilla custard, then topped with a cinnamon caramel sauce just before serving.
2 Reviews for Caramelized Pear Custard Pie
A delicious tart with an excellent balance of sweet and fruity. Preparing a whole wheat crust means you need to have experience with pie crust. Constant swirling while caramelizing the pears is a must. Because the custard contains corn starch, this is not a typical custard. I used a knife to see if the custard was set which marred the finish.
I made the tart in an 8" tart pan with a removable bottom and baked the remaining custard in a ramekin with an extra pear half.