Pear Pie

For those of us with Diverticulitis, we need eat high fiber… pears have that.  So here’s a yummy recipe that’s also good for you.
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of cardamom
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of salt
6 cups peeled, sliced pears
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Pie crust for 8 or 9 inch pie

In bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, spices and salt. Add pear slices, lemon juice and vanilla.  Toss gently until well mixed.
Pour fruit into pastry lined pie plate, mounding in center. Dot with butter.
Brush rim of bottom crust with water.
Cover with top crust. Fold edge under bottom crust. Flute edge. Cut small steam vents, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes more.

Makes 1 pie.

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