Saturday, August 25, 2012

Peach Crumble Pie


Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Filling:

4 cups quartered peeled peaches (8 to 10 medium)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 egg

Topping:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Directions:

In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
Gather pastry into a ball. On lightly floured surface, shape pastry into flattened disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. (If refrigerated longer, let dough soften slightly before rolling.)
Heat oven to 425°F. On lightly floured surface, roll pastry with floured rolling pin into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into quarters; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; press edge with tines of fork or flute if desired.

Place peaches in pastry-lined plate. Mix granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg; sprinkle over peaches. In small bowl, beat whipping cream and egg with fork or wire whisk until blended; pour over peaches. In another small bowl, mix topping ingredients with fork until crumbly; sprinkle over peaches.
Cover edge of pastry with 2- to 3-inch-wide strip of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm.
Recipe shared from: www.bettycrocker.com