Arizona isn't all about deserts! I live in the Rim Country, approx 5600 ft. and about an hour and a half Northeast of Phoenix. Ponderosa Pines stand tall, and fruit trees of all varieties, are generously scattered everywhere! Thanks to the weather we had last winter, this summer brought an abundance of apples, pears and plums! So many apples, and so many wonderful ways to prepare them!
I stumbled on this Apple Pear Praline Pie recipe while searching for a nice apple/pear combination. My friend has an Asian pear tree, and I was able to pick a few of the ones the birds had kindly left alone. I found this recipe on the Pillsbury.com site, and of course altered it just a little bit. My additions are italicized in blue to distinguish them from the original recipe. If you do make this pie, I promise you, it is a huge hit, and gone before you can think how to store it! Enjoy!