Monday, November 18, 2013

Apple, Pear, and Brie Pie

Dipping apples in baked brie is delicious, so why not try an apple and pear pie with brie baked into it? Recipe after the jump...


For the Pie:
2 Gala apples
2 Bartlett pears
1 sheet of puff pastry
1/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
8 oz wheel of brie (I actually think it would be great with even more brie!)

For the topping:
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel apples and pears and cut them into thin slices. 
2. Place pot on the stove on medium heat. Start adding ingredients to the pot, mixing the apples and pears with 1/4 cup of sugar, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, stirring as you add each ingredient. 
3. Continue to stir the mixture for about 5 minutes, until all ingredients have been combined. 
4. Grease an 8 or 9 inch pie pan and place the puff pastry inside of it, pressing it against the bottom and sides of the pan. It should be placed a little bit below the top of the pie pan. You may need to thin out the puff pastry with a rolling pin to achieve this, or break off pieces of it if it is too large.
5. Cut the brie into chunks. I removed the rind as I was doing this to make it easier to spread the brie, but you could leave it on if you prefer. Flatten the chunks with your fingers and press them onto the puff pastry in the bottom of the pie pan. Be sure to cover the entire bottom of the pie with brie. 
6. Fill the puff pastry with the apple and pear mixture. Some of the ingredients will have liquefied. Leave the liquid out of the pie to prevent it from getting soggy. 
7. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Mix until the ingredients have a crumbly texture. Sprinkle topping onto the pie. 
8. Bake at 400 degrees for 23-26 minutes. 

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