~Sabbath Pear Pie~

Fresh juicy pears, combined with cinnamon make a delicious pie. Any pear can be used, but winter pears such as Bosc and Bartlett bake especially well.


½ cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 pears (about 6 cups)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare pastry for one 9 inch double-crust pie. Line a 9 inch pie pan with the bottom pastry.

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Peel, core, and dice pears into wedges, about ¼ inches thick. Toss pear pieces into sugar mixture, stir until well mixed. Sprinkle lemon juice over pear mixture, stir until well mixed.

Spread pear mixture in the pastry-lined pie pan. Cover filling with the top pastry. (I did a lattice top, but you can do any design you want, just as long as there is a way for the steam to escape)

Bake 15 minutes at 425. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. Bake an additional 60 minutes, or until the pear juices are bubbling and the crust is a golden brown. Tip: During baking, if crust is getting too brown, loosely place a piece of foil over the top to prevent the crust from over-browning. Also, put your pie pan onto a cookie sheet before placing into the oven, less of a mess to clean up later...... 8D

Remove from oven. Cool on a wire cooling rack before cutting and serving.

Serving suggestion: Serve pie either when cooled to room temperature or still slightly warm. Spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top, or serve Ala-mode with vanilla ice cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


  1. The pie turned out beautifully! I must confessthat I've never had pear pie though. Is it similar to apple?

  2. Sounds delicious =D. I would like to try this.


  3. Thank you very much for commenting! Yes, pear pie does taste almost exactly the same apple pie.... Very delicous!


  4. We have never had pear pie either, but it does look yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe, we might just have to try this. Halea has been preparing our Shabbat desserts, I'll let her know about your post =)

    Shabbat Shalom, {a little early}

  5. lovely and looks scrumptious, too bad we can't attach the smell of foods we prepare. One of my favorite foods to make are pies, even if we don't eat much of them here. I do enjoy rolling the pie crust...

  6. Looks lovely! Great job! I bet it was delicious!!

  7. this is just lovely... I love pears... can you send me a piece??? {{hugs}} auntie

  8. Thanks for posting this. I made a version of this pie last week (thanks to your inspiration!) The only difference with mine was that I made a crisp topping instead of a lattice topping.