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Almond-Streusel Peach Pie

Cuisine: German
Type: Fruit
Courses: Pies
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 125g / 4.4ozFlour
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlSalt
10 tablespoons 150mlButter - chilled
2 tablespoons 30mlShortening - chilled
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozBrown sugar
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlNutmeg
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozAlmonds - sliced
1   Lemon
9   Peaches - about 3 pounds
3 tablespoons 45mlCornstarch
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlAlmond extract
2 tablespoons 30mlDry bread crumbs

Recipe Instructions

Combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 4 tbs of butter and the shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-sized pieces remaining.

Sprinkle in 3 to 4 tbs 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 tbs 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 tbs. of juice. Peel peaches and slice. Combine with remaining 2/3 cup brown sugar, remaining 1/2 tsp 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 350F.  Continue baking until top is browned and fruit juices are bubbling, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool completely before cutting.

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