Peach Streusel Pie

David Prince
A crisp streusel topping studded with walnuts and pecans perfectly accents tender, sweet peaches.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours
Cool: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 491
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Protein 5.5 g
Fat 27 g
Satfat 12 g
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 3.4 g
Sodium 354 mg
Cholesterol 45 mg

Ingredients

1/4 cup walnuts, finely ground in a food processor
1/4 cup pecans, finely ground in a food processor
1 cup flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 pounds ripe peaches (about 8), peeled and sliced (see Notes)
About 1 tbsp. sugar
1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca (see Notes)

Preparation

1. 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.

2. Gently mix peaches, sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Taste and add additional sugar if you like. Set aside.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Note:

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.

August 2007