Salted Caramel Pear Pie

Salted Caramel Pear Pie

Over the holidays, our dear friend J. gave us a box of pears so fragrant and juicy, my mom and I still reminisce about those pears months later.

This headed us into eating pears throughout the season; we’d get pears on our weekly grocery run and snack on them throughout the week or incorporate them into breakfast and salads.

This is the part in the story where I tell you that I have a slight food allergy to raw pears.
Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious.

I have seasonal allergies, and in the spring when the pollen count is high, pears exacerbate my allergies; it’s a condition called oral allergy syndrome.

Pears for Pie Salted Caramel Pear Pie

Luckily, I was never a great lover of pears; this dalliance grew from one wonderful experience with a box of perfumed luscious pears I couldn’t resist.

We started cooking with them more and more as we slowly eased into spring; we poached, made crumble, galettes and this fantastic pear pie.

This salted caramel pear pie sort of just happened, the way the best desserts sometimes come about.

We had pears that had sat on the counter for far too long and some salted caramel sauce that needed to be used up.

Salted Caramel Pear Pie

If you do make this salted caramel sauce, the recipe, which I’ve included in this post, will make more caramel sauce than you need but really, there’s no such thing as too much caramel sauce.
Use it on ice cream and other desserts, slather it on bread or make fondue…

The pie turned out quite lovely, the delicate baked pears tastes divine with the glorious salted caramel topping.

The dough is lightly spiced with cardamom, cinnamon and a dash of turmeric for a bit of colour.

You want to get together with a friend (or family) and share this pie, while it’s still warm top a healthy slice with a large scoop ice cream, and savour, and have lengthy chats about things that make you happy, perhaps places you’d like to visit.

Afterwards, when it’s all gone, you’d know you couldn’t have come up with a better dessert to end a magical season of pears.

Salted Caramel Pear Pie Salted Caramel Pear Pie

Salted Caramel Pear Pie Salted Caramel Pear Pie


Salted Caramel Pear Pie

Posted May 7th, 2014 in Dessert, Food. Tagged: , , , , .
  • Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    Do you know that I have never ever made salted caramel. I am obviously missing out. Fab pic as usual E.

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      I don’t blame you not never having made salted caramel, I was a little hesitant to try the first time. I’d heard horror stories of burns and smoke, some even involving the fire dept. You have to watch it very carefully and make sure you have all your ingredients ready before you start. It’s very easy otherwise

  • http://produceonparade.com/ Katie @ Produce on Parade

    Dang! That is incredibly, what a wonderful combination…salted caramel and pear. So unique!

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      Thanks! :-)

  • jn

    What do you do with the 1/4 cup of caramel sauce at the end? Are you supposed to pour it over the pear filling?

    • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

      HI jn, Yes, the caramel sauce goes over the pie filling – I’ve fixed the recipe. Thanks for catching that :-)

      • jn

        Thanks! I’m bookmarking this for when the pears start coming!

  • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

    Sorry Megsie, I missed a step in the directions (fixed now) – the salted caramel goes on over the pear filling. The recipe at the top for the salted caramel is vegan :-) Hope this is helpful!

    • Megsie

      Thank you ~ this sounds amazing & I hope to try it soon!

      • http://elsbro.com/blog Elsa

        Thank YOU! I do hope you try it, let me know how it goes :-)


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