Pie Crust American-style in a Peach PieFrom pieplate 8 years ago
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- Crust: shopping list
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose bleached flour shopping list
- 1 t. salt shopping list
- 2 T. sugar shopping list
- 10 T. chilled unsalted butter, cut in 1/2-inch cubes shopping list
- 3 T. chilled vegetable shortening (or use more butter and omit some shortening) shopping list
- 4-6 T. ice water shopping list
- Filling: shopping list
- 6 c. sliced peeled peaches--fresh is best, frozen will do shopping list
- 3/4 to 1 1/4 c white sugar, preferably baker's sugar; amount depends on peaches' sweetness. shopping list
- 3 T tapioca shopping list
- 2 t. almond extract shopping list
- 2 t. cinnamon shopping list
- 3 gratings fresh nutmeg shopping list
- 2 T. unsalted butter shopping list
How to make it
- Mix flour, salt, and sugar in food processor fitted with regular blade.
- Scatter butter pieces over dry ingredients, toss to coat, and pulse five one-second intervals.
- Add shortening and continue cutting in pulses until mixture is pale yellow and the texture of cornmeal, with no butter bits larger than small peas.
- Turn mixture into bowl and sprinkle with 3 T. water, tossing lightly with rubber spatula.
- Test whether or not to add more water by pressing against side of bowl, and stop when dough just sticks together. Use as little water as possible.
- Chill dough in two discs, at least 2 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll out bottom crust and fit into pie pan, and chill at least 10 minutes while rolling out top crust.
- Cut steam holes in top crust and chill at least 10 minutes on a dinner plate.
- Combine all but butter while crust is chilling and let sit at least 15 minutes. Dot filling with butter bits before setting top crust over it.
- Fill bottom crust with filling, top with top crust, seal by tucking bottom crust over top crust.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for at least 45 minutes, or until juices bubble thick and the crust is deep golden brown.
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