I always find that the hardest part about making pies, is making the crust. If you want to save yourself some time, use a ready made pie crust! The rest is easy. Here we go.
Adapted from allrecipes.
1 ready made pie crust, 9" unbaked
6 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, then beat in the eggs one at a time on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and vanilla, followed by the pears. Place the pear mixture into the pie crust.
Bake for 1 hour, or until the pears are soft and the centre of the pie is set. Cool completely before serving.
I tasted it warm (a la mode of course) and at room temperature. It's best when it's cool.