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Honey Raisin Pear Pie


      1    9" pie shell w/pastry for



  1 1/2 c  seedless raisins

  1 1/2 c  water

      2 T  cornstarch

    2/3 c  honey

    1/2 t  nutmeg

      2 t  candied orange peel,grated

      1 T  butter

      2 md Barlett pears

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Place raisins & water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then turn down

heat & simmer for 5 minutes.  Mix cornstarch with a little water &

blend into simmering raisins.  Add honey & cook, stirring, until

mixture is thickened & clear.  Remove from heat & stir in nutmeg,

grated orange peel & butter.  While mixture is coolign, pare, core &

slice the pears.


Pour half of riasin mixture into unbaked pie shell.  Arrange pear

slices on top & pour rest of raisin mixture over the pear slices.  Top

w/lattice crust & bake for 30-35 minutes or until pears are tender when

tested with a toothpick.


VARIATION:  Honey-Cranberry Apple Pie ... substitute dried cranberries

for raisins & apples for pears.


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