Pear-Blackberry Pie with Cardamom
4 fresh pears, unpeeled
1½ cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
6 tablespoons sugar
½ cup pastry flour
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Core and slice the pears. Mix all the filling ingredients together well. Pour into the pie shell.
Add the dry ingredients for the crumb topping to a food processor or blender, pulse to combine, then add the butter. Mix until the topping comes together into crumbs. Add to the top of the pie, starting in the middle and spreading to 1½ inches from the edge. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and let the pie cool before serving. Makes one 9-inch single-crust pie.