About 40 minutes before Serving:
Preheat oven to 425°F. In greased 9 inch pie plate, arrange
pear halves, cut side down. Into small bowl, measure next
4 ingredients; with a pastry blender or 2 knives used
scissor-fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse
crumbs; sprinkle over pears.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven until
crumbs are golden.
Serve warm with half and half, softened
vanilla ice cream or Custard Sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
About 25 minutes ahead or early in day:
In double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, with whisk,
beat egg yolks, sugar and salt until blended. Gradually stir
in milk and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens
and coats spoon, about 25 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
warm or cold over apple pie, fruit cake or ice cream.
Makes 2 ¼ cups.
Contributor: Shari Dewey
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