Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crumb-Topped Fresh Peach Pie


There is never a better time to make peach pie than when fresh peaches from Porter, Oklahoma are in season.

I used my old stand-by, Betty Crocker's Cookbook and modified her Fresh Peach Pie recipe to accommodate a crumb crust. Instead of trimming and crimping the edge of the crust, I left on the excess and pulled it up over the peaches, crostada-style.

Fresh Peach Pie
Pastry for 9-inch One-crust Pie, unbaked
5 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 9 medium)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

Crumb topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) salted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together crumb topping ingredients, pour into bowl of food processor, and pulse until mixture forms clumps. Set aside.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Mix peaches and lemon juice. Stir together sugars, flour, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Mix with peaches. Turn into pastry-lined pie pan. Sprinkle with crumb mixture until peaches are covered. If desired, cover edge of pie crust with 3 inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove during last 10 minutes of baking.

Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until crust is brown and juice bubbles up through crust.



6 comments:

  1. If I move to OK will you adopt me and love me even if my bottom got as big as OK from all the wonderful treats? BWAHAHAHAHAH I love me some peach pie!

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  2. Lovely!! I would like to savour at least 2 large pieces of this fab tarte!

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  3. Linda, this looks scrumpt-dilly-icous! Oh my I would love this peach pie. We don't seem to have decent peaches around here, so I may have to go with some good frozen ones. I must have a piece of this luscious pie!

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  4. PS I love the new look of your blog!

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  5. Susie, come on down!

    Sophie, I love how you spell "savour"--it just looks so elegant! Alas, the pie is all gone.

    Katy, even though these peaches were good, they are nothing like those I remember from the old peach trees I grew up with.

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  6. This is my first time here love the peach pie sounds wonderful!

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