Secret pear pie recipe

With pears picked by her children from their pear tree, Kate Berry shares a heart-warming dessert

Written by Kate Berry


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  • Base

  • Filling

What to do

    1. To make the pastry, dice the butter, then pulse with the flour in a food processor until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    2. Add the sour cream and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball.

    3. Wrap the dough in plastic film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

    4. While the pastry is chilling, preheat the oven to 200˚C and prepare the pears.

    5. Pop your sliced pears, sugar, lemon juice and zest in a bowl and stir until all the pears are coated in sugary lemony goodness.

    6. Roll the chilled pastry out until 3 mm thick and lay gently into your pie tin of choice.

    7. Trim the edges around the pie tin with a knife.

    8. Pop your pears in the pie crust, nice and neat.

Written by Kate Berry

Kate Berry is a photographer and blogger based near Daylesford in regional Victoria.

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