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Pear Pie
Use ripe pears for this recipe. Below is a recipe for a pie crust using eggs and baking powder. Adapted from an old community cookbook.

For Pie Filling:
5 each of ripe pears, peeled and sliced
3/4 c sugar
1 T cornstarch
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla

For Baking Powder Pie Crust:
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c margarine
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 c milk
2 t baking powder
3 c flour

For Pie:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon together and toss with pears and vanilla. Fill the pie pan lined with unbaked pie crust shell. Place strips of the pie crust over to criss-cross over the top decoratively. Bake about 30 to 40 minutes until browned.

For Pie Crust:
Mix sugar, margarine and salt. Add in the eggs and milk and mix until thoroughly combined. Add in the dry ingredients; dough will be soft. Roll out on floured board to desired size.



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