One thing I love about Washington, is all the abundant seasonal local fruit. These pears came from an organic farmer not far from my folks home.
I can barely wait to experience fall in Washington. The leaves are just beginning to change to vibrant golden hues with touches of cranberry speckles. The air is crisp in the morning, providing that need for the lightest of sweaters until the afternoon sun warms you. So, this raspberry-pear pie sets the tone for the changes stirring about. I can barely hold back my desire to partake in frequent bowls of soup throughout the week.
Praying the cooler weather comes soon. I’m ready for fall!
PECAN NUT CRUST:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup pecans
1 cup organic all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
4 Tbsp. Earth Balance, melted
pinch of sea salt
3 pears peeled and sliced
1/8 cup organic cane sugar
2 Tbsp. arrowroot
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. lemon peel, minced
2 cups of fresh raspberries
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the crust: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place oats and pecans into a blender or spice grinder and coarsely grind. In a bowl, mix the pecans, oats, flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Melt the Earth Balance in a saucepan, then add to the mixture and fold in the earth balance. Press the crust into a pie tart pan. Bake at 375 for 7 minutes, then set aside on a cooling rack.
For the filling: Peel and slice pears and place into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle on the sugar, arrowroot, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, lemon peel, and vanilla. Fold in gently to combine all of the ingredients. Gently add the raspberries and fold until mixed with the other ingredients. Add the pie filling to the crust and then bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
2 thoughts on “Raspberry-Pear Pie with Pecan Nut Crust”
You’re gonna kill me because this looks so adkfaroakvjfkvawea delicious wow. And simple enough too! Only one crust? Bless
Question! Is the arrowroot used as a thickener? 🙂 I’m planning on maybe making vegan desserts for fun and to just try them out.
It’s as a thickener. Glad it looks good to you. You can get by on less arrowroot if you like a more syrupy pie. You could cut it by 2 teaspoons.
Still need to try your olive oil cake. Have not forgotten
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