Friday, August 24, 2018

Fresh Peach and Tart Cherry Crumb Pie

I always tell people that I am not a pie person, because I truly believe that I’m not. But, in looking back over the blog, I see that I have more than a dozen pie recipes here, all of which I have eaten and enjoyed. So, perhaps I should change my catchphrase that pies are "the liver of desserts" to something else. It seems as though, much to my surprise, I have indeed become a pie person.

When peaches caught my eye at the local market, fresh from an area farm, I had to buy them. Peaches are one of my favorite fruits, and there’s nothing I like more than peach cobbler. When I got them home, I was thinking that instead of cobbler I would make a pie, because I know my dad prefers that, and I also knew that I would be taking him a big slice. I wanted to do something different, and as I was wondering that, my eyes fell upon a package of Melissa’s tart cherries. I was thinking how wonderful they would be in a peach pie. There amongst the juices, they would hydrate, and become plump and add a delicious tartness, as well as color and interest. I was right! This is a sumptuous pie, with a combination of ingredients you most likely have not run across before. It’s easy to put together, well, as easy as is any fruit pie, it is delicious warm, or cool, or for breakfast.
Fresh Peach and Tart Cherry Crumb Pie

1 crust for a 9” pie*
5 cups sliced peeled peaches
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon bourbon
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
¼ teaspoon salt

1½ cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cardamom
1½ sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate with crust; flute edges. Make topping by placing all topping ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture becomes crumbly.

Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice and bourbon. Mix gently. Stir in dried cherries.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. Pour over the peaches, and mix gently. Turn into the piecrust. Cover with crumb topping.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the crust is brown and the juice begins to bubble. If the top browns too quickly, cover with aluminum foil about halfway through baking. Cool before serving.

*I am not a crust snob. Make it, buy it, do what you like.

Plumberry Pie is another favorite that uses a simple crumb topping to enhance the delicious summer fruit inside.

This post is linked to:
This post contains affiliate links.


Gina said...

I've only enjoyed peaches once this summer - I have a lot of catching up to do!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

What can I say- It looks amazing- does it get any better than vanilla ice cream and pie

Laineshots said...

This looks like the perfect peach pie! And welcome to the world of pie appreciation. Glad you finally made it--especially since you come up with such great recipes!

Linda said...

Yay for summer peaches! Cherry and peach are two of my very favorite pies but I haven't combined them. I do have a cherry pie recipe that involves streusel, so I can imagine that peaches would make it even better.
I love how you consider your Dad's likes as you bake and cook. :)
By the way, speaking of favorite pies, my Dad always said his favorite pies were "hot or cold" - lol!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Peaches and cherries in the same pie? Sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This sounds wonderful!! I found Lori-Anne peaches this summer so I have been making pies, cobblers and crisps. The cherries in this one sound so good so I hope I can find those peaches again and try one more recipe! Thanks for sharing.

BumbleVee said...

Oh, yum...