This is probably the best tasting pie I have ever had. I am not to keen on fresh blueberries but the combination of this recipe sounded good. I did end up using fresh blueberries. There is not an overwhelming pear taste either. I've made it numerous times and everyone who has tried it loves and have been asked for the recipes many many times. I would say the prep time is longer than 15 minutes, at least it was for me.