Farmers Market Peach Pie With Nutmeg And Vanilla

August 19, 2011

Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons ice water

Peach Filling

  • 3/4 cup plus 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and cut into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 pounds unpeeled peaches, halved, pitted, each peach half cut into 6 slices
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour and salt. Cut in 1 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Divide into two balls and wrap in plastic, refrigerating for at least 4 hours.
  2. Position oven rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 400 Degrees F. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla bean in processor; blend until vanilla bean is finely minced. Sift vanilla sugar through strainer into bowl; discard any large pieces. Mix 4 tablespoons flour and nutmeg into vanilla sugar. Add peaches to mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Take 1 of the 2 dough balls and roll out to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Place dough in pie plate. Press the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of pie plate. Spoon peach filling into dough; dot with 1/3 cup butter. With the other dough ball, create a lattice for top of pie. Brush top of pie with egg and sprinkle 3 teaspoons of sugar on top.
  4. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until peaches are tender, crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling through lattice. Transfer pie to rack and cool.

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Reviews (8) Questions (0)

8 Reviews

cookinginvictoria August 21, 2011
Double yum -- love the sound of peaches with vanilla bean sugar and nutmeg in a buttery crust.
 
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Dessert's O. August 22, 2011
There are so many different recipes these days, but sometimes going back to the basics is just fine. Not to mention, it reminds me of my childhood!
 
Sagegreen August 21, 2011
Great flavors!
 
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Dessert's O. August 21, 2011
Can't go wrong with nutmeg and vanilla!
 
lapadia August 20, 2011
Love your vanilla bean sugar!
 
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Dessert's O. August 20, 2011
So easy to do. Such a great taste and fragrant, too! :)
 
AntoniaJames August 19, 2011
Mmmm, yum. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for posting it. ;o)
 
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Dessert's O. August 20, 2011
Your welcome! This was the first time I've ever tried this combination. It was pretty darn tasty! :)