THANKSGIVING IS IN A WEEK CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I certainty can’t. OMG. November and December are two of my favorite months of the year, and it’s not the weather- I can’t stand cold. HOWEVER I love holidays, gift-giving, and spending time with family. And you know what else? PIE. I’ve been a pie- baking fiend since I was eight years old and discovered a recipe for apple pie in the back of a book about Colonial Williamsburg.
So, to help us pregame for Thanskgiving, for the next 7 days, I will be sharing a new pie recipe every day. Am I crazy? Yes. Yes I am. Seven pies to help count down until your Thanksgiving dinner!
Today’s pie is super duper simple- Pears, some warming spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and chocolate, topped with a delicious chocolate chip crumb topping. (Similar to the topping on these bagels.)
I have a recipe for homemade, all- butter pie crust, but for this pie I used store-bought, Pillsbury to be exact. I prefer to make my own, but I live and bake out of a dorm room- homemade is too messy to be trying to make on the floor of a 10’x10′ box.
This pie could not be easier, so why not stock up and make this pie for your Thanksgiving dinner?
- 1 pie crust
- 3-4 medium sized pears
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons hot fudge, melted
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- Place pie crust in pie tin.
- Wash and cut pears into thin wedges.
- Toss together pears, ¼ cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and two tablespoons sugar.
- Place into prepared crust and swirl hot fudge overtop.
- In a medium bowl, cut together butter, 1 cup flour, and ½ cup sugar. Mix in chocolate chips and place over prepared pie.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown and pears are softened.