Almond-Streusel Peach Pie
Time to make:
Calories per Servings:
1/4 tsp almond extract
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup almonds — sliced
10 tbsp butter — chilled
3 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp shortening — chilled
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
9 peaches — about 3 pounds
STEP BY STEP:
Combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 4 tbsp of butter and the
shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-sized
Sprinkle in 3 to 4 tbsp ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until dough
just comes together. Gather into a disk. Wrap and chill at least 30
minutes. Combine remaining cup of flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp
salt, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg.
Cut in remaining 6 tbsp of butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Chill.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out chilled pie pastry to fit a
9″ pie pan.
Fit pastry into pan. Trim and flute edges. Chill. Heat oven to 475.
Grate 1 tsp of lemon zest from the lemon and squeeze 1 tb. of juice.
Peel peaches and slice.
Combine with remaining 2/3 cup brown sugar, remaining 1/2 ts nutmeg,
lemon zest and juice, cornstarch and almond extract.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over bottom of pie shell and fill with peach
mixture. Sprinkle almond crumb mixture on top.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350. Continue baking until top is
browned and fruit juices are bubbling, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool completely