Crustless Ginger Blueberry-Pear Pie

by Erin

This crustless ginger blueberry-pear pie is light and flavorful. Combine that with a custard filling and you won’t even miss the crust.

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Happy Pi(e) Day!

Ginger and blueberries and pears, oh my! There certainly is a lot going on in this pie but the light flavor of the pears combined with the sweet-tartness of the blueberries and tangy ginger marry together extremely well. And there’s no need for a crust.

Although a pie without a crust is almost heresy, the custard filling does produce slightly firm and crisp edges so that you won’t even notice the crust’s absence. The proof is in how quickly this disappeared at a gathering for which I made it. Which means I should probably make crustless rhubarb pie soon, too!

P.S. Next year pi(e) day is extra special because it will be 3/14/15. I’ll even set my post to go live at 9:26 am! (If you are clueless to what I am babbling about ฯ€ (pi) = 3.14159265359).

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Yield: 8-12 servings Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 large bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Fan the pears slices out inside of the pie plate. Top with blueberries.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, ginger, vanilla, salt and milk. Sift in the flour and whisk until batter is well combined and very smooth, with no lumps of flour.
  4. Pour batter over the top of the pears and blueberries.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until custard is set and the top is a light golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.
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Robert Fried July 28, 2021 - 1:58 am

Hi Erin, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. It’s greatly appreciated. I ust finished making an apple crisp with an oat topping. Then I saw your reply. I’ll let you know how the apple blueberry turns out. Would you still use ginger in the apple blueberry pie…or would you use the usual spices that you would use in an apple pie? Thanks again. Robert

Erin July 28, 2021 - 8:38 am

Yep I would keep the spices the same! Hope you enjoy both your apple crisp and the apple blueberry!

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Pamela Joy December 19, 2020 - 3:59 pm

I just made this pie for the second time! It is beautiful and delicious!

Erin December 20, 2020 - 11:34 am

Yayyy so happy to hear that!

Stephanie Patty October 19, 2020 - 10:15 am

Made this yummy pie last night for my family. Everyone had a second slice. Total success.

Erin October 19, 2020 - 3:45 pm

Hooray! So glad to hear that.

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures March 19, 2014 - 1:32 pm

What a beautiful pie! I like the flavors of ginger, blueberry and pear too! Yum!

Joanne March 17, 2014 - 6:44 am

What a gorgeous pie! And yeah, who needs a crust?! That just adds extra stress.

Robert Fried July 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm

I’m new to your website. I love to cook and bake. I’ve been making the the coconut creme crustless pie for years but am blown away by this crustless pear blueberry pie. I’d love to make it but find myself withour pears. How would you make it with apples? Thanks for your time. Robert

Erin July 27, 2021 - 2:05 pm

I would make it exactly the same but with peeled/cored apples. I have not tried it before though so the baking time may vary. Enjoy!

movita beaucoup March 16, 2014 - 9:18 am

Love the ginger/blueberry/pear combo, and who needs crust?! This looks absolutely delightful!

whatjessicabakednext March 15, 2014 - 7:57 am

This looks delicious!

Emily @ Life on Food March 15, 2014 - 7:07 am

You are always right on task when it comes to these holidays. This pie is so pretty. Pear pie is one of my favorites and not many know about how nicely it pears with blueberries.

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 14, 2014 - 6:23 pm

Erin, your pie is amazing! I love that it is crustless and the blueberries with pears is perfect! I love this recipe!

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats March 14, 2014 - 11:39 am

Wow this looks terrific! You went all out for the Pi Day calculation :) I need to mark this in my calendar for next year!

spiffycookie March 14, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Definitely remember next year cause it’s 3.1415!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 14, 2014 - 11:07 am

This pie is such a stunner! Seriously so gorgeous and I love the different flavors in this. I bet they work great together!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough March 14, 2014 - 10:49 am

Can you please send at least two slices of this tasty pie to my currently pie-less house in Minnesota? Kthanksbye. ;)

Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 14, 2014 - 10:25 am

Of course I messed up on this holiday again :(…So glad you ALWAYS deliver!! I really love the combination of ginger, pears and blueberry. Sounds so delicious. And…I am setting a reminder now for next year!!!

spiffycookie March 14, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Next year will be even better because it’s 3.1415 and if you post at 926 am you’ll be even nerdier.


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