Apples and pears baked together in a flaky pie crust and topped with a caramel praline and pecan topping— what more could you want in a seasonal pie?

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m getting a little giddy about Thanksgiving.

Turkey! Stuffing! Mashed potatoes and gravy! Homemade rolls! And of course, pie!

It’s a glorious meal that’s just a few short weeks away. Are you ready?

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

Whether you get butterflies at the thought of baking a pie from scratch, or you just want some new pie inspiration, I’ve got you covered. This is just the first of several pie posts coming your way over the next few weeks. Plus, I’ve got some other great Thanksgiving dishes to throw in the mix.

(I love Thanksgiving, can you tell?)

And as an added bonus, this particular pie is part of a seasonal Thanksgiving menu put together with a dozen of my blogging friends, so make sure you scroll past the recipe for some delicious inspiration.

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

Now, about this pie.

I’ve been dreaming of trying this apple pear praline pie ever since I laid eyes on it. It lived up to my expectations, and then some. I love the combination of tart apples and sweet pears, and the praline sauce baked right on top of the flaky pie crust was just incredible.

This is a pie that won’t last long on your Thanksgiving dessert table, no matter how stuffed full of turkey you are!

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

No soggy bottom crusts!

>> Use the right pie dish: glass, pyrex and ceramic are best because they heat slowly and evenly, producing an even golden brown bottom.

>> Bake on a hot sheet pan: Place a sheet pan in the oven while the oven preheats. When ready to bake your pie, set it directly on the hot sheet pan. This will help the bottom crust cook and brown more quickly.

>> Wait to add your filling: Once you mix fruit and sugar, it will start releasing liquid.  Too much liquid causes soggy crusts. Preheat the oven, place the bottom crust in the pan, and have the top crust rolled out and standing by, and only then combine your filling. And then quickly  finish your pie.

Apple Pear Praline Pie |

Apple Pear Praline Pie
A perfect pie for Thanksgiving!
Yield: One 9-inch pie
For the pie:
  • 1 recipe double crust pie
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups (380 grams) apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 4 cups (513 grams) pears, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, cubed
For the praline topping:
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (55 grams) light or dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup (37 grams) Diamond of California Chopped Pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one pie crust out into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch baking dish. Roll out the second pie crust.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the sugar, flour, nutmeg, salt, apples, and pears. Dump into the pie crust lined pie dish. Top with the bits of butter. Place second pie crust on top. Tuck pie crust into dish and crimp as desired. Cut slits in the top crust for vents.
  4. Place pie on the prepared sheet pan and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20-30 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling is visibly bubbling through the vents.
  5. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and heavy cream and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 more minutes. Drizzle on top on the cooked pie and sprinkle with pecans. Return pie to oven and bake for 3-4 minutes, just until praline sauce is bubbly.
  6. Remove and let cool at least 30 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

#EatSeasonal Thanksgiving Potluck

Some of my blogging friends and I are taking on the challenge to eat seasonally. This month we’ve teamed up to create one incredible seasonal Thanksgiving menu. Check out the links below, and see Vintage Mixer’s guide to what’s in season this month for more inspiration.



Autumn Acorn Squash Pita “Nachos” with Pomegranates & Blue Cheese
by Climbing Grier Mountain

Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup
by Cookie and Kate

Turkey and Gravy:

Proscuitto Wrapped Turkey with Gravy
by Vintage Mixer


Secrets to the best mashed potatoes
by Simple Bites

Root Veggie Mash
by Mountain Mama Cooks

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad
by Two Peas and Their Pod

Thanksgiving Couscous with Butternut Squash, Sausage, Kale, Manchego, Dried Fruits and Nuts
by Project Domestication

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts & Feta
by The Law Students Wife

Miso Roasted Butternut Squash
by Foodie Crush


Cranberry Sauce Slab Pie
by Kitchen Confidante

GF Cranberry Lemon Curd Tart with Gingersnap Crust
by Cafe Johnsonia

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16 Responses to Apple Pear Praline Pie

  1. Gah! So gorgeous. Love that there are apples and pears in there!

  2. Sues says:

    This pie is basically the best of so many different worlds. I’m in love!!

  3. Maria says:

    I am coming over for a slice! Gorgeous!

  4. I feel as though this is something that I could tackle! Love pecans and apples. So pretty, friend!

  5. Looks wonderful! I love the praline.

  6. Great pie baking tips. This looks like a perfect pie for the upcoming holidays.

  7. This pie looks stunning! I’m just hoping there’s a piece with my name on it for my visit tomorrow. And while I really like the pie, I LOVE your baking tips. I’m totally taking the baking on a baking sheet tip to task this week when I bake my Cinnamon Apple Pie. Thanks as always!

  8. This looks incredible! And some great tips too. I didn’t know about putting the pie on a hot baking sheet to help the bottom crust cook better. That’s such a great idea!

  9. I’ve never had pear in a pie. It looks scrumptious!

  10. Liren says:

    Ahhh, teach me your crimping ways! Such a beauty!! Thanks for the tips, I really need them!

  11. I love that you’re throwing multiple kinds of my favorite holiday dishes into one with this pie (and your pecan pie brownies!). I want to come to Thanksgiving at your house!

  12. Those no-soggy-pie-bottoms tricks are so smart! I’ve always run into that issue! Also – THIS PIE! *drool face*

  13. Such an amazing pie!! I love the praline addition!

  14. Emily says:

    What a beautiful pie! So perfect for the holidays!

  15. Fun size wife says:

    Not only is this a delicious pie, but your trick with the pie crust is terriffic! First time I have had a golden brown bottom on my baked pie! Thank you for your baking tips!

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