> hey what's for dinner mom?: A Pear Potpie

10.20.2011

A Pear Potpie

Now hear me out, I think I can hear you screaming already, I KNOW potpies are usually(always?) savory, I know this. I just finished reading the Little House on the Prairie series to Union, our 8 year old, and in one of the books Ma makes a potpie. When Pa serves it up for dinner first he scoops a piece of the top crust onto the plate, then he scoops deep into the pie and piles steaming chicken(or blackbird perhaps) and vegetables on to the top crust. This was the idea I had for the one crust pie, serve it on the top crust and not worry about a soggy bottom crust. I let my family drizzle it heavy cream over tender pears and flaky crust.




Pear Potpie

oven 350˚

10 pears
1/2 cup flour--I used whole wheat
1/2 cup sugar or sucanat
1 teaspoon grated bottled ginger, use fresh if you have it, finely grate it
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 recipe of your favorite pie crust or the vlog is good too

preheat oven to 350˚
butter a 7X9 baking pan
wash and dry the pears, split them down the middle and scoop out the stem and seeds
roughly chop them into the buttered 7X9 baking pan or any appropriate pan you have
sprinkle the flour right over the top of the pears and lightly turn the pears over
mix the sugar and the bottled ginger together and sprinkle evenly over the top of the pears
sprinkle on the cinnamon
roll out the pie dough to fit the top of the baking pan
lay it over and pinch the edges as for a pie
cut a few vent holes in the top and bake until brown and bubbly, around 40 minutes



This certainly got my NON pear eating little boy to eat some pears and enjoy them. I don't know what is going on with that boy but he has decided he doesn't like fruit too much. I kind of feel that way myself so I don't ride him too much. He has his favorites and then he has one he tolerates and then there are bananas.


Peace and Love--


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