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!
All purpose flour – 2cups(sifted)
Unsalted butter – 1/4cup
Ice water – 6tsp
Sugar – 2tsp
Salt – 1pinch
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
Egg yolk - 1
Water – 3tsp
Cream – 2tsp(optional)
Sugar - 2tsp
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.