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Horizontal image of a whole pie topped with streusel on a wooden cutting board next to three pears.

Homemade Spiced Pear Custard Pie

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x


Creamy and tangy, this pie uses fresh pears and a spiced custard filling. Topped with a crumbly streusel, it’s a tasty way to celebrate fall.



For the Crust:

  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell, or homemade single crust

For the Filling:

  • 5 large Bartlett or Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


For the Filling:

  1. Place the sliced pears in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice. In another large bowl, stir together the powdered sugar and the flour. Add the sliced pears and toss to coat.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the yogurt, egg, cream, vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. Add this to the pear mixture, and stir until evenly coated. Pour the whole mixture into the unbaked pie shell.

For the Streusel Topping:

  1. Mix together the flour and the sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the pie.

For Baking and Serving:

  1. Bake for 10 minutes at 400°F, then reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake for an additional 45-50 minutes, or until pears are tender and the streusel topping is golden brown.
  2. Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Let chill completely in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Serve chilled or warmed. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: pie, pear, cinnamon, fall