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Upside Down Pear Pie

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: pie
Keyword: pear pie, upside down pie


Pie Dough

  • 1 3/4 Cup All purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cane sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted butter frozen
  • 1 Egg
  • 1-2 Tablespoons vodka ice cold


  • 8 Tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 4 Pears peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Lemon juice



  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt and sugar.
  • Grate the frozen butter on top of the flour and cut it in with a pastry knife. Be careful that the butter doesn’t melt. You need to work quickly.
  • Add the egg and knead in by hand. Again, you need to work quickly.
  • One tablespoon at a time, knead in the vodka until you feel the dough is coming together without much effort.
  • Put the dough on cling wrap and form a disk. Wrap it airtight and let it rest for at least 1-2 hours in the fridge.


  • Preheat your oven to 350 Farhenheit.
  • Prepare a baking dish by greasing it with oil or melted butter.
  • In a saucepan, combine your unsalted butter and brown sugar on medium low heat until it turns golden brown. Poor the sauce in your prepared dish.
  • Peel, core and slice your pear in thin pieces. Drizzle the pear slices with the lemon juice then place them on top of your caramel sauce in the baking pan.
  • Roll out your chilled dough onto a floured counter top. You want to roll it into a round circle slightly bigger then your baking pan. Carefully place the dough on top of the pears and tuck the sides gently under the pears. *
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Let the pie cool on the cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  • Place your serving plate on top of the pie and carefully turn it over. You can enjoy the pie warm or let it cool down completely.


*Can be that you have some left over dough. If so you can cut out some cookies and sprinkles with sugar after some egg wash and bake for 10-15 minutes.