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Pear Cranberrry Pie or tarts

These ingredients make a tasty pie or 8 small tarts for the holidays.  The green and red colors are perfect for the season and the combination of sweet and tart is delicious and refreshing!

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1 Pillsbury ready-made refrigerated pie dough crust

3 Anjou pears

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup apricot jam

1 tsp cinnamon sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract

Directions for pie

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Unroll 1 refrigerated pie crust onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Rinse 3 pears, remove stem, core, seeds and cut pear into thin slices.
  4. Place pear slices in a medium bowl.
  5. Warm apricot jam to liquefy the jam for easy spreading.
  6. Add 1/4 cup jam and dried cranberries to the bowl with the pear slices.
  7. Add almond extract and cinnamon sugar to the pie filling, stir to combine.
  8. Pour pie filling into the center of the pie crust leaving a 2″ plain border.
  9. Fold edges of the pie crust over the filling.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes then lightly cover the rustic torte (pie) with aluminum foil continue baking until the pie shell is golden brown (5 – 8) additional minutes.
  11. Brush top of pie or pie tarts with remaining apricot jam.
  12. If making small open face tarts in a muffin tin, baking time may be significantly reduced to 12 – 15 minutes.
  13. Bake until tarts are golden brown and pastry dough is cooked thoroughly.
  14. Let the rustic torte cool (on a cooling rack) for 10 minutes, then slice and serve plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whip cream.
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Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-12-09

Mike Wendland is an Emmy award-winning journalist, traveler, and producer of RV Podcast, the RV Lifestyle travel blog, and the RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube. Mike, traveling with his wife Jennifer and their Norwegian Elkhound, Bo, has vast experience and a great passion for exploring North America, previously working as a long-time NBC-TV News Channel Technology Correspondent and now sharing his love for the RV lifestyle with millions. Mike is not only an adept RV life enthusiast but also a skillful storyteller, bringing to his channels stories from the road that perfectly capture the magic and hardships of this lifestyle.

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