Core and slice pears. Toss pears with sugar, flour, lemon peel, ginger and salt. Sprinkle 1/4 of pecan
topping in pastry-lined pie plate. Add pear mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining pecan topping. Bake at
400 degrees F for 40 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
Pecan Praline Topping
Combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/3 cup flour. Cut in 1/4 cup butter.
Note: Always use ripe pears.
Date: June 8, 2002