Pear-Raisin Pie

With a press-in-the-pan crust and easy-mix crumb topping, making a pie is a snap.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Streusel Topping

2/3
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup firm butter or margarine

Crust

1
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons boiling water

Filling

1/2
cup pineapple juice
1/2
cup raisins
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger
4
cups sliced peeled pears (about 3 medium)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix oats, 1/2 cup Bisquick mix and the brown sugar. Cut in 1/4 cup firm butter with fork or pastry blender until mixture is crumbly; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup Bisquick mix and 1/4 cup softened butter. Add boiling water; stir vigorously until very soft dough forms. In ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate, press dough firmly, using fingers dusted with Bisquick mix and bringing dough onto rim of pie plate. Flute edge if desired.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, mix pineapple juice, raisins, cornstarch, nutmeg and ginger. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in pears. Spoon into pie plate. Sprinkle with topping.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until crust and topping are light golden brown.

Expert Tips

Pears rock hard? To speed up the ripening process, place them in a paper bag with an apple. Pierce the bag in several places with the tip of a knife, and leave at room temperature.

Serve this streusel-topped pie warm topped with slices of Cheddar cheese cut into pear or heart shapes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.