Faux Pear Custard
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Fall isn't just for apples when you can enjoy this delicious Faux Pear Custard
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
  • 8 Medium-size ripe pears
  • 1½ Cups graham crackers, crushed
  • ¼ Cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • ½ Cup milk
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons imitation vanilla flavoring
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Ground cinnamon (to taste)
  • Sliced toasted almonds (optional)
  1. Peel 8 medium-size ripe pears and brush them with a mixture of lemon juice and water to keep them from browning. Set those aside and put preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the crust combine 1½ cups of graham crackers (crushed) with ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar and 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan to form the crust. Place the crust in the refrigerator to firm while preparing the filling.
  3. Quarter the pears, remove the stems and seeds and slice into quarter-inch slices. In the top of a double boiler add 2 large eggs, ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup milk, ¼ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons imitation vanilla flavoring. Using a whisk or immersion blender, combine well. Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to coat the back of a spoon. Watch the mixture closely during this time so as not to scorch it. Set aside to cool.
  4. Layer the pear slices in the pie pan. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar and ground cinnamon to taste over the pears. Pour the cooled custard over the pears. Again sprinkle with ground cinnamon to taste. Place the pie pan on the middle rack of the preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  5. When done, remove from oven and top with sliced toasted almonds (optional). Let cool completely before serving to allow the custard to set firmly. This is delicious by itself or for an added treat top with whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at http://thesurprisedgourmet.com/2015/10/07/faux-pear-custard/