Spicy Rum N’ Pear Pie

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Fruit and liquor are an age-old combination for a reason. The right liquor can make any fruit infinitely more delicious. Whether to act as a contrasting or complementary flavor, some tasty, hopefully not too expensive liquor paired with fruit will make a really delicious pie.

For some more tasty pie recipes, why not try this recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie, or a Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie?

a slice of Pear Pie in a white plate topped with a scoop of ice cream
Pear Pie

Spicy Rum N’ Pear Pie

This recipe for spicy rum and pear pie is a great example of something that is greater than the sum of its parts. By mixing together some hopefully high-quality pears with a good spiced rum, the natural sweetness of the pears is accentuated by the intensity of the rum, and you get to enjoy an even deeper layer of flavor than you would otherwise.

Other than that, this is a very simple recipe that can be adapted and changed as you like it – feel free to use totally different spices and seasonings to make a completely different dish.

Sliced pears tossed with sugar,cornstarch,spices and rum then layered in a pie crust

Spicy Rum N’ Pear Pie Ingredients

See the recipe card at the bottom for the exact ingredient list, so you know how much to buy.

  • Pears, preferably organic
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Spiced rum
  • Butter
  • Pie crust

How To Make Spicy Rum N’ Pear Pie

  • Slice the pears into half centime thickness
  • Toss the pears with sugar, cornstarch, spices, and rum
  • Lay the coated pears in layers on a prepared pie crust
  • Cover the pears with the leftover liquid and dot with pieces of butter
  • Top with a lattice crust or bake uncovered
  • Bake at 425 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, then 50 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit
  • If the edges begin to brown, cover it with foil
  • Bake until browned and set, then remove and cool on a baking rack

lattice crust cut in different shapes on top of the pie in Pyrex pie dish

Do You Have To Use Spiced Rum?

While spiced rum is always a good addition to any liquor cabinet, not everyone is a giant fan.

Don’t feel like you absolutely have to use rum here; anything that contributes a nice touch of spiciness to contrast with the pear’s slightly tangy sweetness would work well here.

A classic, spice-forward rye whiskey would be a great replacement, or even a tequila or mescal, as long as you don’t mind spending a little bit more to take your pie to the next level.

freshly baked Pear Pie with pie filling still bubbling

How To Make Sure You Don’t Burn The Edges Of Your Pie.

It is probably the worst part of baking a pie; you have done all the work necessary to get your pie ready and in the oven, but the crust has started to cook and brown before the filling is set?

What do you do?

The best way to avoid accidentally burning your pie crust before your filling is cooked is to be careful and mindful of the temperature you are cooking the pie at. While most pie recipes will start the oven temperature at a higher temp for a little while and then turn it down if you find your oven is burning your crusts, keep the temp a bit lower.

If it is already too late, though, you can certainly still save your pie crust. Take a small amount of kitchen foil and wrap it around your pie crust. This will stop the crust from continuing to brown while still letting your pie filling cook properly.

Looking for more tasty Pie recipes? Try these out:

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Pear Pie

How to make a delicious pear pie! This is the perfect way to use up a plentiful and affordable winter fruit.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • one recipe pie crust pastry for a 9 inch double crust
  • 5 large pears firm, not mushy and sliced to .5 inch thickness, with or without peels
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 3 tablespoons spiced rum optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Slice the pears to a half centimeter thickness. Toss together the pears, sugar,cornstarch, spices and rum.
  • Prepare the bottom pie crust by placing into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Take the pears and place into the pie plate, arranging the pears into even layers. Pour any remaining liquid on top. Dab the butter on top
  • This pie works best with a lattice crust to help you get rid of the excess moisture from the pears and the rum. You can also simply cover it with the entire crust and place 3-4 vents in the top as well. Seal the edges by crimping.
  • Using the lowest rack of your oven, bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for about 50-55 minutes more. 
  • When your pie edges start to become too brown cover the edges with tinfoil or use a pie crust cover.Continue baking until you see the pie filling bubbling and your pie is beautifully browned all over the top.Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 232kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 227mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 107IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. messy little cook says

    yum, looks delicious! and I have some leftover pie crust from my pumpkin pies… maybe spicy rum n’ pear pie will be making an appearance in my kitchen too!  

  2. supersu says

    super cute cutouts on top! i love em….and of course i am a spicy rum lover from way back…if you find yourself with ‘extra’, try it with OFRE apple cider, (pear juice would work too), HEAVEN in a glass.

    cheers! and thanks as always for your recipe’s…..

    i can almost taste it!


    su  🙂

  3. Pamela Marriott says

    Well I am a pumpkin pie kind of girl but mine is full of booze. Does that count?. Whip cream has booze in it too….lol.

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