Monday, September 21, 2015

Cheddar Pear Pie

This is a recipe my mom would sometimes bake on a chilly fall day. She discovered the recipe in a "Taste of Home" magazine when I was a child, and it was always a favorite with our family. It had been several years since I last had this pie, and when I saw pears for sale I just knew Adam would love it.

Cheddar Pear Pie:
  • 4 large ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1  pie shell (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, combine the pears, sugar, cornstarch and salt; toss gently to coat. Pour into pie shell.
  2. For topping, combine the cheese, flour, sugar and salt; stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cool on a wire rack for 15-20. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings. 
  4. I split the recipe between two smaller pie plates, so that I had one to share with my mom. It is a truly delicious recipe; the perfect combination of sweet and salty!


  1. Sweet Sarah, I love pear pie, but have never added shredded cheese to it. Now I am intrigued {{smiles}} I will have to try this recipe since my husband enjoys pear pie and cheese.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Wishing you a lovely week. Hugs!

  2. This looks yummy! What an interesting combination - cheese & pears! Next time I get fresh pears - I know where to go for a great recipe. Have a great week :)

  3. I love your blog!! So glad I came across it!! Love the recipe, I will need to give it a try!!! God bless


  4. I have never had this pie before but it looks delicious Marie x

  5. Sarah ~ Your pie looks delicious! I believe I will have to try this recipe as I have never made a pear pie before.
    I will be baking a peach pie for tonight's dinner. I just love peach anything!! :)

    It's so nice to stop in for a visit.
    Have a most glorious day!

  6. This sounds delicious! I have never had cheese on a pie before, but I think I would like this combination.

  7. Oh wow! I have never heard of this kind of pie but it looks and sounds delicious!

    Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)