Light and naturally sweet pie made with pears, pumpkin and figs without needing to add sugar - unless you want to.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 2 pears - peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup dried figs, soaked and chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the pie crust into a pie plate, and arrange pear slices in the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
While the pears are baking, combine the pumpkin, soaked figs, and sugar in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Pour over the pears.
Bake for an additional 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crust is golden and pears are tender. Serve warm or cold.
To soak figs, place them in a bowl. Pour just enough boiling water to cover them. Let stand for at least 5 minutes, and then drain excess water.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!