Guest Chick Stella and the Sister Pie or Extra Quick and Most Delicious Pear Pie

I was hanging out on GetLostInAStory one day and saw Stella had mentioned a chocolate pear pie.  Chocolate Pear Pie???  I knew RIGHT THEN that we needed to get her on as a guest and post this intriguing dessert.  So here she is!

I am the eldest of 3 sisters. Our relationship isn’t always the best or most harmonious one, because as siblings usually do we bicker and fight at times. But there is a night all three of us remember with fond memories and this cake remains a favourite of all of us even after many years. My parents were away for the night and it was just the three of us, and we planned a sister bonding girly night: my older sister prepared this cake, the little one was in charge of cocktails and we watched movie after movie while gorging on this delicious cake and laughing and talking the night away. The cake became history and we never forgot it. Its official name is Extra Quick and Most Delicious Pear Pie, but we just call it the Sister Pie. I hope you’ll love it as much as we do 🙂

(the recipe is from Basic Baking by Cornelia Schinharl and Sebastian Dickhaut)

Ingredients:

1 packet of frozen flaky pastry (if you want to prepare this at home here is a very easy recipe.
1 packet of chocolate pudding powder
2 packets of vannilin sugar
100 ml cream
450 ml milk
1 tablespoon dark, unsweetened cocoa powder
1 big can of pear or 500 gr fresh pears cut in half
Round cake mould of 28-30 cm

Preparation: 50 minutes, but only 20 minutes of it is work, the rest is for baking

1. Unfold the flaky pastry and let it thaw (takes about 15 minutes).

2. During this time mix the pudding powder with the vannilin sugar and 125 ml milk until it becomes a smooth liquid. Boil the rest of the milk and once it’s hot enough pour the pudding mix into it. Prepare the pudding according to the instructions on the pudding packet and let it cool, but stir it occasionally so it doesn’t “skin” (no thicker part develops on its surface).

3. Whip the cream until it’s hard and mix it to the pudding along with the cocoa powder.

4. Open the can and take out the pears (or if you are using fresh ones after having washed them cut them in half and take out their seeds).

5. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C and rinse the cake mould with cold water and do not wipe it out.

6. Roll out the flaky pastry on some flour and cut it to the shape of your cake mould. Put it in the cake mould so there is a rim (so the filling doesn’t leak out). Put baking paper on it and some dried beans or peas if you want it to bake evenly (I have done this recipe with and without the peas and both times it didn’t change on how delicious the cake was). Bake for 12 minutes.

7. Once it is golden take it out of the oven and let it cool. Spread the chocolate cream on the cooled pastry and arrange the half pears on top of it. Put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let it chill.

It has 235 calories per slice.

Enjoy, Bon appétit! 🙂

Geez, Stella, it sounds delicious!  Even if I have no idea what vannilin sugar is.  *laugh*  Give me some time, Chicklets, to translate for this side of the pond.  

Do you all have any bonding over food stories?

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5 thoughts on “Guest Chick Stella and the Sister Pie or Extra Quick and Most Delicious Pear Pie

  1. Stella, the pie sounds SOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD. Pears and chocolate – what could be better???

    I remember one time I had grilled some eggplant and served it to my sister with hummus on pita bread. We ate those suckers up and still talk about it. 🙂

  2. This sounds amazing! Pears and chocolate; yum!!

    Can’t quite say the bonding held but the memory does. For one of my birthdays (I think it was 12; likely in middle school) I had a sleepover with two of my best friends, Candy and Stacy. We vowed to do the unthinkable: stay up ALL NIGHT. Mind you, this was back in the days before cable TV, so pickings got slim after Johnny Carson. Around 12:30 we decided, “Hey, let’s see if we can make brownies without waking up Carla’s parents.” We didn’t wake them, the brownies were delish, but we all conked out around 3 a.m. Stacy is long gone, I still see Candy on Facebook once in a while–haven’t seen her in person in 18 years–but the memories remain. Every now and then when I stay up late, knitting or watching a movie, I wonder if I can still make brownies without waking my teenage sons. Likely not; they’re brownie hounds, just like their mom. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Stella!!

  3. Thank you Abigail for letting me share this recipe and my memory with you, I hope you’ll try it and enjoy this delicious treat 😀

    What a great night and memory Carla! I only had one similar night with girlfriends: we wanted to stay up all night but instead of cooking/baking (neither of my friends was good at it), so we just had some flour fight 😀

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