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This pear dessert is mostly hands-off, so you can get the rest of dinner ready while it cooks in the oven.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2003
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Cook's Notes

Pears come in more than 5,000 varieties. Choose ones that are firm, without blemishes and with stems attached. The pears at the supermarket have often spent a few months in cool storage, so they are usually a few days from being fully ripe.

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  • margiektih
    17 MAR, 2019
    I made it exactly as directed and loved it. The pears seemed rather juicy, so I did extend the bake time by 5 minutes to make sure that the center was properly baked. It turned out perfectly.
  • lauriekruc1285052
    2 OCT, 2018
    The is very easy and delicious. I made this in individual tart pans, sprinkled on cinnamon and cardamom, and reduced the baking time to about 17 minutes. Came out great!
  • Laurel3113
    15 NOV, 2011
    This recipe is great! I have made this with pears and sprinkled a little cardamom in it and I have also made this with apples and added some Cinnamon.
  • yvonnechristine
    7 NOV, 2011
    Pretty disappointed with this custard. Came out really eggy tasting.
  • MS12157780
    25 DEC, 2010
    Ya'll..... please don't laugh, but I did not want to make my planned sweet potato pie, so I made this without the pears. just the custard. I really like it too. So easy and much less work.
  • MS12387027
    27 FEB, 2010
    This recipe is fantastic! Taste like it camefrom a French country p?
  • evergreen1
    15 DEC, 2009
    Fantastic that the above person is perusing the internet for grammatical infractions! Get a life, enjoy the great recipe, easy and a WOW crowdpleaser, or is that incorrect English??
  • katieroni
    20 NOV, 2009
    I made this last night and it was delicious! I swapped apples for pears - I used two apples (one large and one small). Two layers of overlapping apples. Wonderful. I can't wait to make it again soon!
  • juliaregner
    18 NOV, 2008
    Could I make with apples also?
  • patsykomsa
    16 OCT, 2008
    I love this recipe, but the bake time is too long. I only bake it 20 to 25 minutes and its perfect. Could the bake time be a typo.

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