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This recipe made it into Book #179627. This pie is wonderful. For the crust I used a ready made refridgerated one. and I took the other reviewers advice and blind baked the shell for 10 minutes. (Good advice as it turned out perfect) I did not have anjou pears, so I used 4 bosc pears. Other than that, made to specs. I thought it may be too tart because of alot of cranberries, but it wasn't. A perfect blend of fruit. Oh, and the gingersnap cookies for the topping? I just hand crumbled them, leaving some larger peices and oooh are they yummy treats on the topping! Thanks for sharing MM. -B&B-
I made this for Thanksgiving and really liked it, but the one thing I would change would be to blind-bake the crust before adding the filling because the bottom and sides were soggy. I used a metal pan, which might've been the problem. I suspect I'd have had better luck with my stoneware pie pan. The streusal topping was yummy, and made enough to cover the filling completely. I thought the pear-cranberry filling didn't have much liquid, but that didn't seem to be a problem at all. I'll definitely make this a regular holiday-table pie. Thanks MarraMamba, for posting!