Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles

  (Utica, New York)
Honey, Raw Honey, Maple Syrup
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Maple-Ginger Pear Pie


3 lbs ripe  (not mushy) Bartlett pears, peeled and cores cut into wedges
1/3 C sugar or Demerara Sugar, plus 1 T
1/3 C maple syrup
2 T lemon juice
2 T quick-cooking tapioca
1 t grated lemon peel
1 t minced crystallized ginger
4-inches of scraped vanilla bean or 1 tsp ground vanilla
2 T milk
Dough for a 2-crust Pie


  1. Move one rack to the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Toss pears, 1/3 C sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, tapioca, lemon peel, ginger and vanilla together in a large bowl
  3. Place bottom pie crust in 9 inch pie plate. Place filling in crust. Cover with dough for top crust
  4. Seal pie crusts together, crimp edges with fork. Cut several slits in pie top to allow steam to escape
  5. Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar
  6. Bake for about 1 hour, or until crust is golden. Cover crust with foil if it begins to darkens to quickly
  7. Allow to cool on rack

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