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NewGluten-Free Almond Frangipane Pear Pie

A plate with a gluten free almond frangipane pear pie with one slice pre cut reasy to be served

PC Gluten Free Pie Crust

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Gluten-Free Almond Frangipane Pear Pie

The phrase ‘easy as pie’ has always been a little misleading, right? Pie crust – especially gluten-f...

The phrase ‘easy as pie’ has always been a little misleading, right? Pie crust – especially gluten-free – is notoriously finicky, and even seasoned bakers can struggle. This pie, however, embraces the term to a T by taking two key shortcuts. First, we call on frozen premade gluten-free crust as the base to cut out the pastry step; second, we use canned pear halves in the filling instead of poaching and coring fresh pears, as is traditionally done for pear pie.

  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation: 25 mins
  • Ready in: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Dish Type: French, Canadian, American, Gluten Free
  • Season: Fall, Winter
  • Course: Dessert
  • Main Ingredient: Pear
  • Serving Size

    1/8 of pie

  • Calories

    300

  • Total Carbohydrate

    28 g

  • Total Fat

    18 g

  • Saturated Fat

    7 g

  • Dietary Fibre

    2 g

  • Protein

    6 g

  • Sodium

    190 mg

  • Sugars

NewGluten-Free Almond Frangipane Pear Pie

A plate with a gluten free almond frangipane pear pie with one slice pre cut reasy to be served

PC Gluten Free Pie Crust

  • Serving Size

    1/8 of pie

  • Calories

    300

  • Total Carbohydrate

    28 g

  • Total Fat

    18 g

  • Saturated Fat

    7 g

  • Dietary Fibre

    2 g

  • Protein

    6 g

  • Sodium

    190 mg

  • Sugars

How to make

Ingredients

  • 1

    frozen PC® Gluten-Free Pie Crust (half 380-g pkg)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL)

    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (83 mL)

    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)

    almond extract
  • 3

    large eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL)

    ground almonds or almond flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)

    PC® Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend
  • Pinch (0.5 mL)

    salt
  • 5

    canned pear halves in syrup, drained
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish (optional)

How to make

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Arrange oven rack in bottom third of oven. Remove pie crust from all packaging and place on baking sheet. Thaw at room temperature 15 minutes. Thoroughly prick bottom and sides of crust with fork. Bake in bottom third of oven until puffed and light golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Beat together butter, sugar, and almond extract in large bowl using electric hand mixer until light and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Beat in ground almonds, flour blend, and salt on low speed until smooth. Scrape into cooled pie crust.

  • Step 3

    Pat pears dry with paper towel. Cut crosswise into ¼-inch (5 mm) thick slices; keeping slices close together, fan out slightly. Slide spatula under 1 fanned-out sliced pear; arrange in horizontal line from centre to right edge of pie, with smaller end of pear (the top of the pear) starting in centre (keep slices fanned out but close together). Rotate pie and repeat with remaining 4 pear halves to make star pattern.

  • Step 4

    Bake at 375ºF (190ºC) in bottom third of oven until golden and toothpick inserted in centre of filling comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool on rack until warm, or let cool completely. Sprinkle with thyme sprigs (if using). Slice into wedges.

  • Try this:

    Not following a gluten-free diet? Swap out the gluten-free pie crust for a standard frozen 9-inch (23 cm) pie crust and use all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free flour blend.

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