Wide Lattice Peach Pie with Tarragon Butter


Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: A simple summer pie with fresh peaches, a flaky all-butter crust, and a drizzle of tarragon-infused butter. Elizabeth Stark

Makes: one 9-inch pie

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus flour for dusting
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or sub all-purpose flour)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 8 to 10 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

For the filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 sprigs tarragon
  • 10 to 12 medium peaches, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or as much as 3/4 cup for a sweeter pie), plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 3 tablespoons ground instant tapioca (use a coffee grinder to pulverize)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. To make the crust, combine the flours, sugar, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl. Grate in the butter and gently mix it into flour with your fingertips. Gradually drizzle in ice water while folding mixture with a Silicone spatula. Add just enough water so that dough holds together. If you're new to homemade pie dough, add as much water as you need to easily work with the dough; I've found a wetter dough is preferable to overworked dough—just use plenty of flour when rolling it out.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gather into a mound. Divide into 2 discs and wrap each tightly with plastic wrap. Chill dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 5 days.
  3. For the tarragon butter, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 sprigs tarragon and turn heat to low. Steep tarragon for 20 minutes. Remove sprigs and set butter aside.
  4. Position oven rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 425° F. Set a rimmed baking sheet in the oven to preheat as well.
  5. Liberally butter a 9-inch pie dish. On a lightly floured surface, roll one of the discs of dough into a 14-inch circle. (Parchment paper is a great non-stick rolling surface.) Fold dough round into quarters and unfold in the prepared pie dish. Press dough into sides and bottom, and trim all but 1-inch of the overhanging dough. Set pie dish in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the rest of the pie.
  6. Prepare the filling by combining peaches, sugar, ground tapioca, lemon zest and juice, nutmeg, and sea salt. Set aside.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the second disc of dough into a rough 10- by 15-inch rectangle. Use a pastry cutter or sharp paring knife to cut seven 2-inch strips.
  8. Working quickly, spoon the filling into chilled pie shell and drizzle with reserved tarragon butter. Lay 4 dough strips parallel across the pie. Weave in the remaining 3 in the other direction. Trim any excess dough, fold the bottom crust up around the edge, and crimp. Brush top of crust with egg white and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon sugar.
  9. Set on preheated baking sheet and slide into oven. Bake pie for 15 minutes. Rotate pan, turn heat down to 350° F, and bake for another 35 to 45 minutes, or until pie is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. (If edges browns too quickly, tent with foil.)
  10. For a set filling, allow pie to cool completely, 3 hours or more.

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Reviews (7) Questions (0)

7 Reviews

Arielle Q. August 16, 2018
Hi there! How do these pies freeze??
 
Sipa July 7, 2017
What's the point of using sorghum flour?
 
Author Comment
Elizabeth S. July 19, 2017
Hi Sipa, It adds a sweet nuttiness to the crust that I enjoy. I also find it makes for a very flaky dough – the kind the shatters when you touch it with a fork. However, the pie with still be great with all all-purpose.
 
Claudine E. July 3, 2015
Your Pinterest button doesn't work.
 
Sarah J. July 3, 2015
It seems to be working for me! Where are you clicking?
 
KB September 22, 2015
It isn't working for me, either. I'm clicking the one top right of the photo. It is "grayed out" as are the other buttons next to it. The other pinterest buttom on the left is for the food52 pinterest page.
 
KB September 22, 2015
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