Pear Tarte - Medieval Pear Pie
60 mins (prep 10, cooking 50)
8 ingredients
8 servings
I have translated this from The English Huswife by Gervase Markham 1615 AD. It's unusual in that before this time pies were almost always made with a single crust while this one has two. Often a two crusted pie was called a coffin in that time period. Rosewater can be found in most healthfood stores or Middle Eastern groceries in the US.

Categories:  <-60-mins , fruit , european , english , pie , pies-and-tarts , time-to-make , novelty , dessert ,
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Serving Size (145.63 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 337.89 Calories from Fat 24.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.67g 32.89%
Saturated Fat 1.28g 51.13%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 7.38mg 19.67%
Sodium 102.38mg 34.13%
Total Carbohydrate 56.19g 149.83%
Dietary Fiber 0.65 g 20.81%
Sugars 42.04 g %
Protein 0.96g 15.41%
Vitamin A 206.08IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 33.14mg% Iron 1.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ripe pears, rose water, double crust, rose water