Desserts

Cranberry Pear Pie

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A tasty pie that's perfect during the late fall and winter with cranberries and pears covered by a pecan crumb.

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1½ cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter (shredded with a cheese grater onto a plate and placed for 30 minutes in the freezer)
4 tablespoons shortening, chilled
3 tablespoons ice water (you may need more depending on the humidity of the day)
4 Bosc (or Bartlett) pears, peeled & cored, diced into ½ inch cubes
1½ cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, separated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1½ teaspoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup all-purpose flour
? cup packed brown sugar
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
¼ cup chopped pecans (Michele Stuart used walnuts)
First create the dough for the crust; in a food processor pulse to combine the flour, sugar and salt. Add the chilled butter shreds to the food processor and pulse 7 times to begin incorporating the butter...
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Nutritions

Calories
341

Sodium
222mg
9% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
29g
10% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV