Mar 17, 2008

PEAR CHOCOLET PIE

I rarely eat dessert but last night at restaurant I had a little apple pie and it was served with lemony ice cream. It was super delicious. So I want to bake a pie in home and as well as for AFAM.After goggling for longtime I decided to bake a pear chocolate pie and it was my first time to cook this recipe and surprisingly it turned out good. Hubby was the first one to eat a slice of it then I sliced one for myself. Hmmm...It was so good!!! Hubby requested another slice and also I got another one for myself. The mellow flavor of pears makes this a great Pie!



INGREDIENTS:

Dough:
All purpose flour – 2cups(sifted)
Unsalted butter – 1/4cup
Ice water – 6tsp
Sugar – 2tsp
Salt – 1pinch

Filling:
Bittersweet chocolate chips- 15
Pears(peeled, thinly sliced) – 3
Corn starch – 3tsp
Lemon juice – 2tsp
Sugar – 1/2cup
Cinnamon – 1tsp
Vanilla extract – 1tsp
Salt – 1/4tsp

On top:
Egg yolk - 1
Water – 3tsp
Cream – 2tsp(optional)
Milk –2tsp
Sugar - 2tsp
Pie plate, oiled

METHOD:

Take a large bowl and add salt, sugar to the sifted flour. Add butter to the flour and mix by using fingers. Mix together into coarse crumbs. Drizzle the ice water and make the dough into a smooth ball and make it into a disk. Wrap it in a plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes. See here in detail.

Remove the pie dough and divide into 2 parts for the upper and lower crust. Sprinkle flour on the surface and roll the dough into a circle of 1/8-inch thickness. Spread the dough in an oiled pie plate with your palm equally. Also spread the dough on top of the edges. Pierce the dough all over with a fork and cover with plastic wrap and keep in fridge. Roll the rest of the dough into another 1/8-inch thick circle for upper crust.

To make a Lattice: Cut the rolled dough into strips with pizza cutter and weave the strips by placing alternately. See here for how to weave lattice top.

Melt the chocolate chips in double boiler or micro oven and spread evenly on cooled crust. Mix sliced pears along with lemon juice. Take Sugar into a bowl and add ground cinnamon, salt, cornstarch, and mix well. Add sliced pears to this.Now place mix over chocolate and fill the pie pan by layering evenly.

Place the lattice top carefully and crimp the edges. Mix all the ingredients for topping. Brush the lattice top lightly with the mix. Cover the rim with aluminum foil to prevent the edges of pie from browning. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Place the pie pan on a flat big baking sheet and bake at 400F for about 20 minutes and then at 350F, for about 30 minutes, until the top turns to golden brown and fruit inside becomes soft and juicy. Do not under bake.Remove and cool. Slice and serve with a scoop of icecream.

A Piece for u with pumpkin ice cream

Sending this delicious pie to AFAM-Pears hosted by The Singing Chef:Raaga and MM-Spring Fruit Sensations by Abby.

42 comments:

Cham said...

Gal u r rocking with sweet nowadays...I am wondering if u r really a first time pie maker with those weaves :) Great entry Dhiv... Kallakura ma....

Divya Vikram said...

Dhivya kalakreenga..No more words!
I was waiting for u to post the pie since the day u said..looks absolutely delicious..Kalakunga..Coming to ur house soon ;-)

Sagari said...

what a beautiful looking pie divya ,wonderfullllllll

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lattice pear chocolate pie looks perfect! Nice entry for the event!

sowmya said...

that is superb...especially the last picture,looks so delicious...
I always look forward for your posts...they are so different..love them..

Raaga said...

lovely... great entry Dhivya :-)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Its really tempting Dhivya..!!

Rachel said...

That is a lovely pie...I love the latticed top. good job!

Saswati said...

hey dhivya you are soooo good at desserts:)

sunita said...

That is a very delish looking pie :-)

Siri said...

Thats one lovely looking pie Dhivya.. great job buddy!

Siri

Asha said...

Chocolate Pie!! YUM!!! I bet it was delicious, great combo with Pears!:)
Well done D.

kamala said...

Pie looks awesome.Great entry.

Pooja said...

Oh my my ....
you made is just like a professiona cook Dhivya , kudos to you girl.
thanks a lot for sharing it with lovely pics :)

bee said...

what a stunning pie!!

pears are so wonderful when they cook and caramelise.

Uma said...

wow, that's so mouth-watering, Dhivya! Lovely entry. Great pictures.

Laavanya said...

Great looking pie Dhivya with a beautiful weave pattern.. Pear and chocolate - very interesting combination.

Kalai said...

Wow! Never thought of pairing pears and chocolate before. This looks amazing, Dhivya!! :)

Lavi said...

Dhivya..can you arrange a chair in your dining table..iam gonna be ther here in..

Delicious pie dhivya..

Vanamala said...

Lovely pictures dhivya :)... hmmmmmm & yummy looks tasty .....

Trupti said...

Hey Dhivya, Nice entry..pie looks delicious & nice pics

ranji said...

hey dhivya...
this pie simply superbb....the photo looks damn tempting...am sure it tastes good too..great entry!!!!:)

cheers
ranji

Mansi Desai said...

pear and chocolate is a winning combination! and the lattice pie looks great Dhuvya!:)

Homecooked said...

Wow...this looks delicious!!!! Pears with chocolate.....looks like a amazing combination!

Bharathy said...

SOOOOOPER!Absolutely Creative and LOVELY!!!!
What else can I say??:)

I was over careful with Rasgullas not to over cook them fearing they may break...and utimately they didnt get cooked well..
They tasted very good and is finished!:)...
I think next time I can do it better :)..thanx a lot for the recipe

priyaskitchen said...

simply beautiful...dont know wen i going to try make one of these..

Dhivya said...

Cham - Thank u dear:))even i cant beleive my eyes:))

Divya - ohh thanks divya...eppo vareenga?

Sagari - It tastes wonderful too girl

Raks - Thank u dear

Sowmya - Thanks u very much girl...i really appericiate ur comment

Raga - Its my pleasure girl

Swati - yeah..tasty too

Rachel - Thanks for viditing my blog girl

Saswati - Hoo..thanks for the nice words dear

priya said...

wow!great looking pie:)yummmm

Dhivya said...

Sunita - Tasty pie too:))

Siri - Thanks for dropping siri:)

Asha - yeah u r correct asha:))

Kamala - thank u girl

Pooja - tahnks a lot pooja:)

Uma - thanks uma:)love ur rice too

Lavanya and kalai - thanks girls

Lavi - sure lavi:)eppo vena vanga

Vanamala - thanku dear

trupti - Glad u like this

Ranji - thanks for visitig my blog dear

sandhiya said...

yummy pie divya and great combination too

Dhivya said...

Mansi - glad u like this pie girl..thanks for stoppig by

Home - tasty combination too:))

Bharathy - thanks for ur nice words dear:))better luck next time

Priyaskitchen - Do try this girl..u will like them for sure

Priya and sandhya - thanks u girls for ur wonderful comments

Prema Sundar said...

chocolate ,pear pie rocks...good one Dhivya

indosungod said...

That is a great looking pie, Pear and Chocolate Yum! Never tasted pumpkin ice cream. Did you make it yourself?

Dhivya said...

Prema - thank u dear

IND - glad u like this one.no i didnt make.its a store bought one dear:))

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious and lovely dhivya, Nice attempt. can you send me a piece of that pie?

Rosie said...

Dhivya this is an awesome looking pie you have baked here!! Pear and Chocolate you just got to love that combo mmmmm

Annu said...

Looks yummy dhivya......great and even junnu is wonderful.

abby said...

that looks fabulous dhivya. and pears - one of my favourite fruits. thanks for contributing this to the mothly mingle.

Seena said...

D, wonderful entry, you make me drool always.. :)

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Awesome...love the lattice top too Dhivya! Great entries for MM & AFAM too!! WOW!!

madhuram said...

Hi Dhivya,

Thank you for visiting my site. I'll read all your posts leisurely. But first congrats on the pie. Too bad that I can't make it at home. I would love to eat it though. Neenga thamizha?

Meeta K said...

pears and chocolate the combination could not get any better - but wait it did - in a pie. simply perfect! thank you for the entry to the MM!