Pella — 1 (8-oz.) can almond paste
5 cups peeled, sliced pears
1/4 cup sugar and 1 Tbsp sugar, divided
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 beaten egg
3 Tbsp almonds
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust and top crust
1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Shape almond paste into a disk and flatten into 8-inch circle. Place in bottom of pie crust.
3. In a bowl, toss pears, 1/4 cup sugar, flour cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Spoon into crust.
4. Top with second crust; brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with almonds and 1 Tbsp sugar.
5. Bake for 55 minutes or until pears are soft and crust is golden.