This is a really simple pie recipe, with few ingredients and very little added sugar. All in all, a great treat to try. I used a ready-made pie base, as I don’t think I have the kind of time required to make that from scratch (just yet), but I am sure it would taste even better with a home made one. The pie is rather shallow, but if you want a deeper one, you can double the custard and leave it in the oven for longer.
- 4 pears, peeled, cored and quartered
- 1 pie base
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 Tbsp honey
- seeds from ½ vanilla pod
Preheat the oven to 180º C. Wash and peel the pears, core them and cut them into quarters lengthwise. Place the pie base in a pie dish (mine is 30 cm) and poke it with a fork. Then arrange the pear pieces in the desired design. Sprinkle with cinnamon and place in the oven for 20′.
Heat the milk without boiling it. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and honey. Add the vanilla seeds, then the milk, slowly, whisking continuously. If you see bits of cooked egg, you can put the mixture through a sieve. Then add the mixture to the pie and return to the oven. Lower the temperature to 160º C. You may also want to put the pie lower in the oven, so that the crust doesn’t start to burn. Bake for 1 hour and 10′, or until the custard has set. Let it cool before you cut it, and…