Brown Butter Apple Pear Pie


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 lbs golden delicious apples
  • 1 1/2 lbs bartlett pears
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 14oz box refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 tbs heavy cream
  • 1 tbs coarse sugar
  • Place a rimmed baking sheet in middle of oven,
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a small heavy duty saucepot, heat the butter on medium for 4-6 minutes until golden brown flecks appear and butter is fragrant, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples and pears.
  • In a large bowl, toss together apples, pears, brown butter, brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt.
  • Arrange 1 pie crust in a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Add apple and pear filling to pie shell, along with any residual syrup in bowl.
  • Place top crust over fruit nd cut off any excess pie crust as needed.
  • Fold the edges on the top crust over the bottom crust, pinching to seal. Pinch the edges using thumb and forefinger to form a crimped edge, if desired.
  • Brush top crust with heavy cream, then sprinkle evenly with the coarse sugar.
  • Cut 6  slits in top crust.
  • Place pie on heated baking sheet in oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375degrees and bake for another 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

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