I've looked at this recipe and have planned to make it probably since the day it posted. Finally, today I prepared the pie and what a treat and adventure. I used d'Anjou pears and a white zinfandel. This crust recipe always works out well and it didn't fail me this time either: Perfect Pie Crust for Double Crust Pie. There was a good amount of liquid left over in the pie pan however. I also would increase the rose water to two tablespoons next time as I could barely detect it in the pie. Baked it in a ten inch cast iron skillet. A few family members thought it was an apple pie. PS It would be extra special to have seen some of the original recipe text in the introduction. ;) Reviewed for Afternoon Tea and Light Suppers February 2010.
This was so delicious! I made it to bring to a friend's house tonight and it was a big hit. Everybody raved over the flavor. Even DH who never eats sugar had a small piece and loved it. This is a real keeper. Also, I added a bit more wine & spice to the syrup and served it hot in a mug like a cider. Also quite tasty. thanks!
My husband planted 4 pear trees and for several years they didn't produce, however this year, we had pears out the wazoo. I stumbled on this recipe while searching for something to do with all of them. Boy was I glad. It was fabulous. My family was so surprised that a pear pie could taste so good! It was the first time any of us had tasted pear pie. I didn't have the rosewater so just brushed the crust with melted butter and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Thanks Mysterygirl for translating this wonderful recipe.
wonderul! i added whole allspice in with the cinnamon and cloves, and used white zinfindel because i had it lying around. also added more rosewater. have made it several times, and it never disappoints!
Wow, this recipe is wonderful. Each of the ingredients complimented each other. Nothing was overpowering or oversweet as some recipes can get. I loved the hint of Rose. I didnt use White Wine but I substituted White Vermouth instead. EXCELLENT. Thankyou for sharing this recipe.