Put an oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 350°. Stir together walnuts, pecans, flour, brown sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Add butter and stir with a fork until mixture forms small clumps (break apart any large clumps with your fingers). Set aside.
Gently mix peaches, sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Taste and add additional sugar if you like. Set aside.
Dust your counter and rolling pin with flour. With short strokes from center outward, roll dough into a 12-in. circle (about 1/8 in. thick), turning 90° after every 3 or 4 passes of the rolling pin to keep it from sticking. Transfer dough to a 9-in. deep-dish glass pie plate, letting it fall into place (if you push or stretch the dough, it will shrink back when baked). Trim overhang to 1/2 in., tuck edge under, and crimp edge. Pile peaches into crust, then top with streusel.
Put pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until topping and bottom crust are well browned, about 1 hour. Let cool to room temperature, at least 2 1/2 hours, before serving.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
If your peaches are exceptionally juicy, toss with an additional tbsp. of tapioca. To peel peaches, make a small x on the bottom of the fruit, then plunge into boiling water for 30 seconds. Once cool, the skin will pull free.
My family liked this pie. I, however, felt it needed tweeking to get the 5 star rating. I felt the topping was too sweet, so next time, I'll reduce the brown sugar (can also probably reduce the butter to 6 tablespoons). I used canned peaches that I drained and added nutmeg, cinnamon and a little more sugar (I did like the peach part). The other issue that I had was the bottom of the crust did not brown enough; thus became soggy, even after 65 minutes in the oven and the rim and side of the pie (with pie sheilds) were well browned. I think baking it closer to the botton rack will remedy that. I will try it again with these modifications.
This past weekend I made this pie for the people I work with. One of them is pie connoisseur. After the first bit she could not stop! It was a big success! I did nothing special to it or with it other than serve it at room temperature. Everyone loved it with only one who made no comment yet eat a piece. She said she does not like peaches but she finished the piece she cut. Two ladies asked if I would make them each one.
What was even more amazing was that I enjoyed making this recipe. Hopefully I will be asked to make this pie more often.
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