Very good! I've never had pear pie before and I was pleasantly surprised. Both my husband and I liked it better than apple pie. I make it as written, but withouth the lemon peel because I didn't have any. I was afraid it might be too sweet but it was perfect. I used the Mean Chef's Classic Pie crust that was suggested for the crust and I didn't care for it though - not as flaky as I'm used to, but maybe I messed it up. I will definately be making this pear filling again though.