Ingredient Challenge - Easy Pear Pie

Story: Ingredient Challenge - Easy Pear Pie
Episode: Episode 9
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane & Scherri-Lee Biggs
Air Date: 3rd April 2022


  • 2-3 sheets Sweet shortcrust pastry.
  • 4 pears.

Ingredients for the topping:

  • Vanilla bean paste.
  • Good quality vanilla ice-cream.
  • Caramel sauce.
  • Ginger
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts.


  • Cut the pears in half but keep the stalk on them
  • Cut the shortcrust pastry into fours
  • Cover the pears with the shortcrust pastry and place them onto the baking tray
  • Make little leaves from any leftover pastry and stick them onto the pears
  • Place the tray into the oven on 180C for about 20 minutes

For the topping:

  • Toast the pistachio nuts in a frypan
  • Warm the caramel sauce in a pan and add the vanilla and ginger

To finish off the dish:

  • Take the pears out of the oven and place them on plates with the round side down.
  • Put a nice vanilla ice-cream on top of the pears and garnish with the nuts
  • Drizzle the Ginger Caramel sauce over the pears.