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Pear and Hazelnut Crumb Pie Recipe

Pear and Hazelnut Crumb Pie
Posted by Elaine Thu, 5 Feb 2004, at 5:03 a.m.

1 packaged pie crust
cup packed golden brown sugar
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp. ground cinnamon
tsp. ground nutmeg
3 lbs. ripe Anjou pears, cut into pieces

cup all-purpose flour
cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
cup butter, cut into pieces
cup hazelnuts, toasted

Timesaver Tip:
Use canned, sliced pears

Preheat oven to 375

Stir first 6 ingredients into a large bowl. Add pears and toss to coat. Spoon into piecrust.

For topping, whisk flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Add butter and rub with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in nuts. Sprinkle on top of filling.

Bake 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350 and cook until pears are tender and filling is bubbly, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack. Serve slightly warm with vanilla ice cream.

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