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Pear and Apple Pie |

Apple Pear Pie with Cardamom and Ginger

  • Author: Kendall Vanderslice
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x


This Apple Pear Pie is a new, creative take on the American classic that’s sure to please any crowd. It’s the best way to use up a bounty of autumnal produce, but why limit yourself to tasty pie-making in the fall? Plus, you’ll love the warm, spicy flavor of cardamom and ginger in place of the more traditional nutmeg and cinnamon. This truly is a year round treat.


  • 1 batch pate brisee (or uncooked crust)
  • 4 apples ((a sweet, firm cooking variety or a mix of sweet and tart is recommended))
  • 3 pears ((firm varieties are recommended))
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 ounces butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 egg*
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples and pears into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a medium-sized bowl and cover with lemon juice.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, cardamom, ginger, arrowroot, and cornstarch.
  3. Add the sugar and starch mixture to the fruit and toss to coat. Add half of the butter, and stir again to distribute.
  4. Spoon the pie filling into an unbaked shell. Scatter the remaining butter on top of the filling.
  5. Cover with a top crust and let rest in the fridge for half an hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Place the pie on a baking sheet. Whisk together the egg and a tablespoon of water to make an egg wash, and brush it onto your top crust.
  8. Bake for one hour, or until the filling is tender and crust is golden.
  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Category: Pies and Tarts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Pastries

Keywords: apple pie, pear, cardamom, ginger, Thanksgiving, Christmas, holiday, dessert, fall, autumn