Pear Pie

Not sure where this recipe originally came from.  A friend of my mothers gave it to me and both have passed away.  It is one of the best fruit pies you will ever try.  Warm with some vanilla ice-cream or fresh whip cream.. but I don’t need to tell you that.

6 firm medium pears,  cored and sliced about 1/4 ” thick
1/2 cup sugar
3  Tablespoons cornstarch
3  Tablespoons lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 10-inch unbaked pie shell

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp mace
1/3 cup butter

Preheat oven to 400F degrees

Combine pears, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon peel gently but thoroughly, being careful not to break pears.  Spoon into pie shell. (preferably in some orderly fashion).

Combine flour, sugar and spices in small bowl.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter.  Sprinkle evenly over top of pie.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Serve warm with whipped cream, ice-cream or just plain.