(now I'm not from the southern USA - but I LOVE that word!! + it sounds so cute when you prononce it)
a recipe - and here goes:
Pear and Pistachio Pie
75 g of unsalted pistachios + 25 g for decoration
50 g blanched almonds
200 g cane sugar (or equal substitute)
4 medium sized eggs
175 g of soft butter
Seeds from 1 vanilla pod
2 tbl. spoons of sour cream (or equal substitute) - I sometimes use greek yoghurt.
75 g flour
Butter and sugar for the pie tin
4 ripe pears
Grind the pistachios, almonds and cane sugar into a fine meal in a food processer or blender. Add the eggs and soft butter and mix well.
Pour in the sour cream, vanilla and flour and mix again.
Butter the pie tin (20-24 cm in diameter), and coat with a thin layer of sugar (will give it a lovely sugary bottom).
Pour the dough into the pie tin and smooth the surface.
Peel the pears, remove the center and cut them in quarters and press into the dough.
(can make nice patterns if you like - i prefer the circle-pattern)
Bake for 40-45 min. at 175 degrees celcius.
Cover the baked pie in chopped pistachios and serve with icecream or sour cream! YUM!
Definitely making this again!