Elaine Mazur's Dutch Apple Pear Pie
INGREDIENTS
  • FILLING
  • Apples-Cortland, Granny Smith and a 3rd choice either Melrose, Jonathan, Mac's or any other pie apple of your choice NOTE- yes MUST use 3 dif Apple varieties!!! (or more!) When picking a 3rd variety make sure its sweet/tart and a pie apple!
  • Pears- Sweet crisp pears NOTE- 2 or 3 varieties are better than 1 but 1 can be used if thats all thats available just make sure they're sweet and crisp
  • 2 TBS butter- melted
  • A few shakes of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Opt: 1 TBS Apple cider if you have it
  • 3 TBS -1/4 cup flour aprox. (I use a handful)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown sugar (more or less depends on the apples you choose and how sweet you like it)
  • 1/4 Cup White sugar (more or less depends on the apples you choose and how sweet you like it)
  • STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon - optional
  • Dash of salt
  • about 5 TBS Cold butter
  • or
  • OATMEAL CRUNCH TOPPING
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • Cold butter
  • or
  • CINNAMON STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 TBS butter, melted
  • Deep dish pie pan
  • Crust for deep dish pie pan homemade or store bought whichever you prefer
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven 375F
  2. To measure how many pears and apples you need take empty pie pan that you'll be using and start making layers
  3. Peel and slice granny smith until they cover the bottom
  4. Peel and slice pears to cover Granny Smith layer
  5. Peel and slice Cortland to cover pear layer Then another layer of pears then layer of melrose or jonathan then pears
  6. Repeat until you have a slightly heaping mound in the pie plate
  7. When done pour it all into large bowl and mix them all up
  8. Wash and dry pie pan
  9. In bowl toss apples and pears w/ lemon juice just a couple drops to stop from browning
  10. In microwave dish melt butter in microwave
  11. Add salt, cider and vanilla to butter stir
  12. Add butter mix to apple and pears and mix well and set aside
  13. In another dry bowl mix flour, cinnamon and sugars together (reserve about 1 1/2 TBS to put on bottom)
  14. Pour that into Apple and pear mix and mix well
  15. Prepare crust poke a couple holes in bottom of crust w/ a fork and put a light layer of reserved flour mix on bottom before adding filling
  16. Then pour apple pear mix into crust put tin foil around the edges to prevent crust from burning. Bake for 10-15 before adding topping
  17. Mix up whichever topping you choose either Steursel or Oat crunch
  18. STREUSEL TOPPING
  19. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt together
  20. Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time until crumbly but still on the dryer side
  21. or
  22. OAT CRUNCH TOPPING
  23. Mix flour, oats, sugars and salt together
  24. Cut in butter 1 TBS at a time 'till real crumbly and more on buttery side
  25. or
  26. CINNAMON STREUSEL TOPPING
  27. Mix flour sugar and cinnamon then add butter
  28. Cover pie w/ topping
  29. Bake at 375F until topping is browned and bubbling is very thick like yellowstone mud pots :)
  30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au9wV_ZHZlA
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is my grandmothers's recipe not sure if she got it from her Dutch mother or not.