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       Title: Almond-topped Pear Pie
  Categories: Desserts, Fruits, Pies
       Yield: 6 servings
       3 tb Cornstarch
     1/8 ts Salt
       2 tb Butter Or Regular Margarine
     1/2 ts Lemon Rind; Grated
       4    Pears; Medium, *
     1/4 ts Ginger; Ground
     1/2 c  Dark Corn Syrup; Karo
       1 ts Lemon Juice
       1    Unbaked 9-inch Pie Shell
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       1 c  Unbleached Flour
     1/4 ts Ginger; Ground
     1/2 c  Almonds; Coarsely Chopped
     1/2 c  Brown Sugar; Firmly Packed
     1/2 c  Butter Or Regular Margarine
   *    The pears should be pared and thinly sliced.  There should be
   about 4
   +++ Combine the cornstarch, ginger and salt in a large bowl.  Add the
   corn syrup, melted butter, lemon juice and lemon rind, stirring until
   smooth. Add the pears and toss until well coated with the corn syrup
   mixture. Arrange the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.  Prepare the
   Almond Topping and sprinkle over the pears.  Bake in a preheated 400
   degree F. oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F.
   and bake an additional 30 minutes or until the topping and crust are
   golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack. ALMOND TOPPING: Combine the
   flour, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl. Cut in the butter, using a
   pastry blender, until crumbly. Stir in the almonds.