Caramel Nut Pear Pie

Pear Crisp It’s harvest time in the orchards and I’m still amazed that we have pears growing on our pear trees.

Not that I expected them to grow apples or figs – but I’m amazed that after 10 years of barrenness, they are finally producing something!

For years Jan would go out in the fall and threaten to cut them down – but I would talk him out of it.

Now – miraculously – we have pears in abundance!

We’ve had fresh pears, pear crisp, baked pears, and yes – this luscious pear pie!

Caramel Nut Pear Pie
Recipe from Taste of Home

6 cups sliced peeled ripe pears (about 6 medium)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup cold butter
18 caramels
5 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup pecans

In a large bowl combine pears and lemon juice. In other bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar, tapioca, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add to pears; stir gently. Let stand for 15 minutes. Pour into pastry shell.

In another bowl combine the oatmeal, flour, and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the pears.

Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile in a saucepan over low heat, melt the caramels with the milk. Stir until smooth and add pecans.

Drizzle over the pie and bake another 8-10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the pears are soft.

Serve with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream or a big dollop of whipped cream.

The recipe said to let the pie cool – but we couldn’t wait! We ate it hot out of the oven with the ice cream just melting down over the hot caramel and the sweet pears.  (Are you drooling yet? I am! 🙂 )


I’ve linked this post up with Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairy Tale, Tempt my Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff,  Tasty Tuesday at Balancing beauty and Bedlam and The Tuesday Garden Party over at An Oregon Cottage.

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25 Responses

  1. I have never had a peach pie before but this sounds delicious. Especially with your home grown pears. It is a good thing that you guys didn’t cut them down.

  2. Yum!!! This looks heavenly! Pears take a back seat to apples this time of year and truth be known, I prefer pears 🙂


  3. That looks DELICIOUS!

  4. Thanks for stopping by. The apple cider really adds flavor to the pie. I like your recipe and I love pears so I think I will try to make it. Thanks for sharing and if you can stop by on Thursday for Tasty Traditions, my recipe meme. Your recipes would be a great addition. Have a great day!

  5. Yes, I’m drooling. I want a pear tree!

  6. It looks scrumptiously delicious! We have a friend who had a Cherry tree that never amounted to anything for years, then 1 year it produced a bumper crop, she ended up giving me enough for me to can 48 pints.
    Thanks for stopping at my cooking blog, nice to meet you.

  7. Your pie sounds wonderful – and I’m sure it tasted extra good with home grown pears!

  8. Oh my, that sounds and looks wonderful!

  9. Oh my! This sounds outrageous!!!

    Blessings, e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

  10. I have never had pear pie before, and now I am wondering “Why not?” This looks heavenly!

  11. This looks amazing! We have one of those pear trees that we hope will survive. You gave me hope!

  12. I’ve never had a desire to make pear pie before, but this one with the caramels looks like something I would try!

  13. Can you believe I have never had pear pie? It looks and sounds delectable! I know you’re so glad the hubby didn’t chop them down.:)

  14. Did you say caramel? Pecans? and Pears? My mouth is watering, this looks soooooo good.

  15. This sounds like a wonderful pie! All the flavors of all just wrapped into one 🙂

  16. This looks so good -we used to have pear trees but they got old and we had to chop them down. If I had this recipe then…

  17. That pic looks so good.

  18. I love pies with pears and caramel. I have a coworker with a pear tree. I am lucky she gives me some 🙂 I’ve made a pear, carmel tart. YUM. This looks so delicious.

  19. MMmmm, what a yummy looking pie! I wish I could have a slice right now!

  20. Oh my – that sounds (and looks) sooooo GOOD!! I seriously am drooling – LOL! What a great Fall dessert! Oh and thank you for taking my survey! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  21. wow, I’ve never had anything like this but it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  22. I didn’t like pears when I was a child.
    Later I tasted one that I actually liked.
    This pie looks scrumptious.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  23. Sounds delish! And I’m so glad you’ve FINALLY got a bumper crop!! 🙂

  24. Yes, I’m still drooling! Tried to leave a message yesterday, trying again today…this recipe just looks divine and can only immagine the taste of it ..piping hot with melting ice-cream, my type of dessert!

  25. This looks devine!! I wanted to eat it right off your blog. (It does look that GOOD!!) Thanks for an incredible recipe.