Perfect Pear Apple Pie


I’m well into Block 6 of med school! This block is our Endocrinology/OBGYN block and I’m enjoying it. I can’t believe we only have one block block left of content before boards. Sometimes I flip through first aid and am in awe at all that we’ve learned!

For those of you who are not familiar with how medical school works, your first two years are all in the classroom. Lectures, exams, practicals, anatomy, etc. After these first two years you take your board exams (USMLE, COMLEX). Finally after this, you are free to begin 3rd year, which is rotating through all the different services in medicine. You rotate through Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, OBGYN, Surgery, Geriatrics, Psych, etc. This allows you to get more of a feel for what field of medicine you want to go into. Lots of people don’t figure out what they want to do until 3rd year, which is totally normal! I’m about half way through my second year, and we finish our class work in April. Then we have ~2 months to study for boards, and we begin rotations shortly after! Its crazy to think how fast/slow this journey has been.

I’ve been cooking a lot lately, trying to be more plant-based. I haven’t eating meat in almost 3 weeks, and I feel really good. Honestly, I prefer my meals much more when they do not contain meat. As most of you know, I haven’t eaten red meat in almost 3 years. So I’m just trying to get rid of chicken and turkey!

Lately I have been trying to find some good recipes that a quick and easy. In the midst of searching for thanksgiving recipes last night I stumbled upon this pie recipe. I had some pears I wanted to use up as well, so I created my own version! I hope you enjoy!

Perfect Pear Apple Pie

  • 6 granny smith apples
  • 3 pears (any kind really)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS cinnamon (or more if you’d like!)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter (1/4 c)
  • pie crust dough

Preheat oven to 350°FWash, peel, and slice all of your fruit into thin slices, add lemon juice and cinnamon, mix. Press pie dough over a pie pan and roll over edges to make them smooth. Melt butter in big pan, and add fruit and sugar. Stir until fruit becomes soft (10-15min). Remove from heat and add flour. Mix in, and place back on heat for 5 more minutes. Dump fruit mixture into the pie dough, flatten. Cut strips of pie crust and weave them over the top of the pie. Bake for 30-40 minutes, but keep and eye on it. Take it out of the oven once its golden brown.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful November!


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