Home Facebook Subscribe
Term Life Whole Life Variable Life

 Tried and true recipes are part of the holiday season and it seems every family has their special ones.  Passing these delicious traditions down through the years has become a cherished memory for me.  Pear pie and Hungarian cookies are two of my most memorable and sought after treats this time of year! 

Growing up next to a pear tree and knowing that my mom was never one to waste, we enjoyed pear pie as a tradition in our home.  Pear pie may not seem like a Christmas staple, but the Anjou pear is in season starting in winter, with the Bosc pear coming into season late fall into winter.  Of course, my mom made this pie from scratch – beginning to end, but through the years I have modified the recipe just a bit.  Store bought crusts work just fine in a pinch with no loss of flavor or aroma, and no judgment!  This recipe works well when made ahead and frozen unbaked as well, adjust the cook time to 60 minutes and wrap the crust in foil to prevent it from becoming too brown. 

The always popular Hungarian cookies recipe can be found in the pages of my mom’s time-honored cookbook from St. Stephens Church.  Although the process may be a little too involved for my littlest grandchildren to help with, we still enjoy making cut outs and holiday sugar cookies!

The process of baking, as well as sharing it with those I love, connects me to my mom that has been gone 20 years.  This is the very best part of the holidays for me, being with and celebrating with the ones I love and enjoy the most.  Tradition, by definition, is something that is handed down from generation to generation.  The recipe or yearly family event that you start today could very well be a treasured way for the next generation to honor and remember these times fondly.  Our family at Martin + Martin wish you and yours a very blessed holiday season this year!



Mom’s Pear Pie


Filling   7 medium fresh pears, peeled and sliced

1 1/14 cup sugar

3 TBL  lemon juice

1 teas lemon zest

1 teas ground nutmeg

1 teas cinnamon


Crust- why not use frozen?  Deep dish crust


Crumb topping

1 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 TBL sugar


Heat oven to 400 degrees


Use your favorite recipe for a bottom crust only.


Toss the pears and the filling ingredients together.


Place the pear filling into the unbaked pie crust.


In medium bowl, use pastry blender or fingers to mix butter, 1 cup flour and the brown sugar until a crumb forms. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon granulated sugar on top.


Bake for 45-55 minutes or until pie crust and crumb topping are golden brown.


Posted 12:07 PM

Share |

No Comments

Post a Comment
Required (Not Displayed)

All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013

View Mobile Version
  • Carrier
  • Carrier
  • Carrier
  • Carrier
  • Carrier

Powered by Insurance Website Builder

Auto Home Business Life Renters Email Us Call Us Locations