Berry Best Pear Pie

Berry Best Pear Pie

Cranberries and pears make tasty partners in an old-fashioned lattice-topped pie.

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Pastry for 9-Inch Two-Crust Pie
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
to 5 tablespoons cold water
1 1/2
cups sugar
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cups sliced peeled pears (5 medium)
cups fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries
tablespoons butter or margarine
Egg Wash
egg white
teaspoon water
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  2. Gather pastry into a ball; divide pastry in half. On lightly floured surface, shape each half into flattened round. Roll one round of pastry, using floured rolling pin, into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge 1 inch from rim of plate.
  3. In small bowl, mix sugar, 1/3 cup flour and the cinnamon. Place pears in pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle sugar mixture over pears. Top with cranberries. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling.
  4. Roll other round of pastry; cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide. To make lattice top, place about 7 strips across filling in pie plate. Weave a cross-strip through center by first folding back every other strip of the first 7 strips. Continue weaving, folding back alternate strips before adding each cross-strip, until lattice is complete. (To save time, place second half of strips crosswise across first strips instead of weaving.) Trim ends of strips. Fold trimmed edge of bottom pastry over ends of strips. Press edge with fork.
  5. In small bowl, mix egg white and 1 teaspoon water; brush on lattice pastry top. Cover edge of pastry with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through lattice crust.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can use apples for the pears for a Berry Best Apple Pie.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 560
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 3 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 81g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 47g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.