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Elaine Mazur's Dutch Apple Pear Pie


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Ingredients

FILLING
Cortland and Granny Smith apples NOTE- yes MUST use 2 or 3 dif Apple varieties if using a 3rd variety make sure its sweet/tart and crisp
Sweet crisp pears NOTE- 2 or 3 varieties are better than 1 but 1 can be used if thats all thats available just make sure they're sweet and crisp
1 tsp Lemon juice
2 TBS butter- melted
1/8 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
Handful flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 Cup Light Brown sugar
1/2 Cup White sugar


STREUSEL TOPPING
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Light Brown sugar
1/4 Cup White sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon - optional
Dash of salt
about 5 TBS Cold butter

or

OATMEAL CRUNCH TOPPING
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
Cold butter

or

CINNAMON STREUSEL TOPPING:
1¼ cups sugar
1½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
6 TBS butter, melted

Deep dish pie pan
Crust for deep dish pie pan homemade or store bought whichever you prefer


Preheat oven 375F



To measure how many pears and apples you need take empty pie pan that you'll be using and start making layers


Peel and slice pears until they cover the bottom


Peel and slice cortland apples to cover pear layer


Peel and slice pears to cover cortland layer


Peel and slice granny smith apples to cover pear layer


Repeat until you have a slightly heaping mound


When done pour it all into large bowl


Wash and dry pie pan



In bowl toss apples and pears w/ lemon juice


In microwave dish melt butter in microwave


Add salt and vanilla to butter stir


Add butter mix to apple and pears and mix well


In another dry bowl mix flour, cinnamon and sugars together


Pour that into Apple and pear mix and mix well


Prepare crust poke a couple holes in bottom of crust w/ a fork


Then pour apple pear mix into crust


Mix up whichever topping you choose either Steursel or Oat crunch



STREUSEL TOPPING


Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together


Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time until crumbly but still on the dryer side



or



OAT CRUNCH TOPPING


Mix flour, oats, sugars and salt together


Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time 'till real crumbly and more on buttery side



or



CINNAMON STREUSEL TOPPING


Mix flour sugar and cinnamon then add butter



Cover pie w/ topping


Tin foil edges so they don't burn


Bake at 375F


Pairs Well With


Notes

This is my grandmothers's recipe not sure if she got it from her Dutch mother or not.

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