1. In a hot sauté pan, toast your pine nuts until they are golden and fragrant. Pour into a large bowl and set aside.
2. Add the 1/2 cup of sugar to the sauté pan and cook until it has melted into a caramel. When it is golden brown, reduce the heat to medium and add the 1/2 tsp of salt, the ground sage, and the heavy whipping cream. Whisk until completely combined in a smooth consistency; remove from the heat.
4. Dice all of the pears and place in the large bowl with the pine nuts. Add the flour, 2 tbsp. of sugar, and last 1/2 tsp. of salt. Toss together.
5. Place the pie dough in the bottom of a pie dish, add the pear and pine nuts to the pie dough, and spoon over the sage caramel. Poke holes in your second pie dough and place on top of the pears. Pinch the top and bottom pieces of pie dough together at the edges. Place in the oven at the recommended heat and for the recommended length of time of your favorite pie dough recipe.
6. When the pie is golden brown and finished cooking, pull from the oven and let cool. Serve with a hearty dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Tips + Tricks
**Store-bought pie dough works just as well as a homemade recipe. Convenient, affordable, and easy to keep in your refrigerator for pie cravings. Plus, it cuts down prep time.
**If the edges of your pie start to get a lot browner than the top of the pie, fold a tin foil ring around the pie to protect the edges from burning.