Almond-Topped Pear Pie

Course : Fruits
Serves: 6
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3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or regular margarine
1/2 teaspoon lemon rind -- grated
4 medium pears *
1/4 teaspoon ginger -- ground
1/2 cup dark corn syrup -- karo
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 crust unbaked 9-inch pie shell
1 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon ginger -- ground
1/2 cup almonds -- coarsely chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar -- firmly packed
1/2 cup butter or regular margarine

Preparation / Directions:

* The pears should be pared and thinly sliced. There should be about 4 Combine the cornstarch, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Add the corn syrup, melted butter, lemon juice and lemon rind, stirring until smooth. Add the pears and toss until well coated with the corn syrup mixture. Arrange the mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Prepare the Almond Topping and sprinkle over the pears. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F. oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the topping and crust are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. ALMOND TOPPING: Combine the flour, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender, until crumbly. Stir in the almonds.


Nutritional Information:

340 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (16% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 70g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 93mg Sodium

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