Fresh Pear Crostata

Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time: 60 min
Servings: 8

Tender pie crust wraps around luscious pears in a dessert that bakes up on a cookie sheet--no pie pan needed!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chopped peeled ripe pears (8 to 9 medium)
  • 1/2 package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pie Crusts, softened as directed on package
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Method

  1. Heat oven to 450°F. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour. Gently stir in pears to coat.
  2. Remove 1 pie crust from pouch; unroll crust into ungreased 15x10-inch pan with sides.
  3. Spoon pear mixture onto center of crust to within 2 inches of edge. Carefully fold 2-inch edge of crust up over pear mixture, pleating crust slightly as necessary. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over crust edge.
  4. Bake 14 to 20 minutes or until pears are tender and crust is golden brown, sprinkling almonds over pear mixture during last 5 minutes of bake time. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into wedges; serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Serve each slice with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.