Pear Cheddar Pie

Ingredients:

4 large ripe pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

1 T. cornstarch

1/3 c. honey

1/8 t. salt

1 9″ unbaked pie crust

1/2 c. grated medium or mild cheddar cheese

1/2 c. flour

1/2 stick butter

1/4 t. salt

1/4 c. sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine pears, cornstarch, honey and 1/8 t. salt. Pour into pie crust.

In a separate bowl, combine cheese, flour, butter, 1/4 t. salt and sugar. Mix until crumbly and sprinkle over pear filling.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted. Cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Adapted for honey from the Colorado Farmers Market Cookbook

DessertsBeth Conrey