Pear Tarte - Medieval Pear Pie

Recipe by Mysterygirl




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine wine and 1 cup sugar in large heavy pot over medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar dissolved.
  • Add cinnamon and cloves.
  • Peel pears, cut in half from top to bottom and remove core.
  • Add pears to wine mixture and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until pears are just tender.
  • Remove pears from syrup.
  • Turn up heat on wine and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Place bottom crust into pie pan.
  • Top with sliced pears.
  • Sprinkle pears with ¼ Cup sugar.
  • Remove spices from wine syrup.
  • Add 1 Tsp rose water to wine syrup mix well.
  • Take 1/3 C of wine syrup and pour over pears.
  • Place top crust on pie sealing edges by folding crust over edge of the bottom crust and pressing.
  • Cut vent hole into center of pie and place pie on center rack in oven.
  • Bake for 20 minutes then remove from oven.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp butter and ½ tsp rose water then brush this mixture on top of pie.
  • Sprinkle with tablespoon of sugar and return to oven.
  • Bake for another 20 minutes or until pie is golden brown.