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.
Peach Streusel Pie
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Cool: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
- Calories: 491
- Calories from fat: 49%
- Protein: 5.5g
- Fat: 27g
- Saturated fat: 12g
- Carbohydrate: 59g
- Fiber: 3.4g
- Sodium: 354mg
- Cholesterol: 45mg
- 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)
- 1 disk (1/2 recipe) Best Basic Pie Crust Dough
- 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.
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.
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