Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 55 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add together in a large bowl, the pears and lemon juice; toss.
  2. In a different bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. Add to pears; stir gently to mix well.
  4. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture into the pastry shell.
  6. In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, and remaining sugar.
  7. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle over pears.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
  10. In a saucepan, melt caramels with milk, over low heat.
  11. Stir until smooth.
  12. Add pecans.
  13. Drizzle over pie.
  14. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
  15. Cool pie on a wire rack.
Most Helpful

Wow, YUM! My husband isn't a dessert guy, but he LOVED this pie. I made my own caramel but otherwise followed the recipe as is. Definitely a new favorite pie.

Hot Mama Chef November 18, 2008

I love this pie! It is a little more time consuming than I usually take to bake but it is well worth it. We have also baked this pie using apples instead of pears. We omitted the nutmeg and used a full teaspoon of cinnimon. My kids do not like nuts so we leave them of sometimes, expecially on the apple version. Thanks for a great recipe.

Pamela Riede August 16, 2004

This pie was just heavenly! I love pears and this was a wonderful way to enjoy them. Instead of tapioca I used cornstarch.Thanks for a winner!

Sharon123 April 23, 2003