This pie was a special request from Tim. I didn't know what I wanted to do for a pie this week. I was feeling indecisive. Pears usually find their way into tarts, but I seldom see them in pies. Apples and pears mix to create a sweet and unique pie. If you are looking for a new way to make apple pie, here is another one to add to the list. Oh yeah, I like to make apple pie.
2 pie dough recipes
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
3 c apples, peeled, cored, chopped
3 c D'anjou pears, peeled, cored, chopped
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 425ºF. Roll both pie pie doughs into 1/8" thick rounds. Press one of the rounds into a 9" pie pan and dock the sides and bottom by poking holes with a fork. Set both aside.
In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gently toss the apples and pears in the sugar mixture until coated. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Cover the filling with the second crust. Crimp the edges of the crusts and brush with the beaten egg.
Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350ºF and bake for 40 more minutes or until the filling is bubbly. Cool before serving.