Blueberry: Streusel Topped Pear and Blueberry Pie

posted by Emma 07-09-100 11:42 AM

Streusel Topped Pear and Blueberry Pie

Crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons (or more) ice water

Filling:
2 pounds firm but ripe pears (about 5 medium), peeled, cored, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
9 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
Pinch of salt
2 1/4 cups frozen blueberries
6 tablespoons all purpose flour

Walnut-Streusel Topping


For crust: Blend all purpose flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add chilled butter pieces and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3 tablespoons ice water and process until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated. Let soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.)

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold edges under, forming high-standing rim 3/4 inch above dish sides; crimp edges decoratively. Freeze crust 25 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350F. Bake crust until light golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool while preparing filling. Maintain oven temperature.

For filling: Combine pear pieces, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and salt in large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until pears are tender but still hold their shape, stirring often, about 6 minutes. Transfer pear mixture to large bowl; cool to room temperature. Add blueberries, flour and remaining 6 tablespoons sugar to pears; toss gently to blend. Transfer filling to cooled pie crust, mounding filling slightly in center.

Sprinkle with Walnut-Streusel Topping.

Bake pie until juices bubble thickly, fruit is tender and streusel topping is golden brown, about 1 hour 5 minutes. Cool pie on rack.

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