Speculaas Pear Pie, presented on a plate

Speculaas Pear Pie

Continuing in the Sinterklaas mood, I have a Speculaas Pear Pie for you today. A delicious, thick crust of speculaas with a filling of almond spice and topped with fresh pears. It’s delicious and a real treat in these days around Sinterklaas.

Speculaas Pear Pie, presented on a plate
Speculaas Pear Pie

This time I tested a recipe from Koopmans. They sell all sorts of bakery/pastry stuff and have a website with recipes on it, alternate recipes to make with the things they sell. I picked the speculaas-perentaart this time and we loved it. It was simple to make this perentaart met speculaas (pear pie with speculaas).

It’s also for a limited time for sale on the sales page. It’s the 3rd Sinterklaas recipe I cover. Other Sinterklaas recipes on the blog are Apricot Puff Pastry, Gevulde Speculaas, MonChou Cake with Kruidnoten or Raspberry Butter Cake.


The recipe was clear and easy to follow. I used a 26 centimeter diameter spring tin instead of a 24 centimeter. So I made a crust of 2 centimeters high instead of 3 centimeters.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Speculaas is one of the Dutch traditional foods, like a kroket.

Speculaas Pear Pie

Speculaas Pear Pie, presented on a plate
Speculaas Pear Pie

Allergies: wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, almonds.


1 package Koopmans Speculaas or from scratch with this recipe

175 grams butter

1 egg

50 grams butter

300 grams almond spice

1 can of halved pears


Stir the butter until soft. Add the speculaas mixture from the package. Mix with dough hooks shortly and then by hand into a ball. Wrap it in cling foil and place in the fridge.

Mix the almond spice with an egg and butter in the mixer. Set aside.

Place baking paper on the bottom of a spring tin. Make a roll of 1/3 of the dough and place this along the rim, make it 2 centimeters high. Take almost 2/3 of the dough and cover the bottom of the pan with it.

Then top the speculaas with the almond spice. Layer the pears on the almon spice. Pressing them gently in the almond spice. Make kruidnoten sized balls from the last bit of speculaas. Place these on top of the pie.

Bake the pie in a preheated 160°C/320°F for 45 minutes. Let the pie cool down and then remove the spring tin.


  • Recipe source is the Koopmans website.
  • The pie can also be made with homemade speculaas and homemade almond spice.
  • Drain the pears well.
Ingredients, all of them presented together
The ingredients for the dough in a bowl just before mixing
The ingredients for the dough
The ingredients for the almons spice filling in a bowl
The ingredients for the almons spice filling
The pears
The pears
The speculaas in cling foil
The speculaas
The almond spice filling in a bowl
The almond spice filling
Speculaas with the almond spice filling
Speculaas with the almond spice filling
The pie before baking
The pie before baking

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