This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving:
1-½ teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
½ cup milk
½ cup fine dry bread crumbs
6 Northwest Bartlett pears, pared and sliced
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Orange Glaze (recipe below)
Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly.
Stir in about 1/2 cup milk, one tablespoon at a time, until all flour is moistened.
Divide dough in half.
Roll out half dough to 17x12-inch rectangle.
Carefully place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Arrange pear slices over crumbs.
Combine sugar and orange peel; sprinkle over pear slices.
Roll out remaining dough to 15x10-inch rectangle and place on top of pears; seal and flute edges.
Cut several steam vents in top of crust.
Brush top of pastry with milk.
Bake at 375°F 45 to 55 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Brush with Orange Glaze while warm.
Combine 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 2 tablespoons orange juice or milk; stir until smooth. Makes 1/3 cup.
Credit: Recipe courtesy of Domex