Monday, September 19, 2005

Apple-Peach Walnut Crumb Pie ©

If you like apple or peach and/or crumb pies as many of us do, you will most likely enjoy this one. It's a little more work having to grind the walnuts, but the result is wonderfullly rich, toasty tasting pie. It's the best of both worlds.

Ingredients for pie:

1 Unbaked, 9" or 10" pie crust

4 1/2 Cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (your favorite)
2 Cups peeled, 1/2" diced peaches (canned is quickest)
3/4 tsp cinnnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon powder
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 TBS flour
1 heaping tsp cornstarch (dissolve in 2 TBS of the peach syrup)
1/4 tsp salt

Prepare the crumb topping ahead of time.


Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare crust and place in pie pan or pie plate. Combine all above ingredients in a large bowl and mix well; spoon into pie crust using as little juice as you can.

Spoon crumb topping over pie filling

Crumb topping ingredients

1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup of walnut meal, flour, or finely crushed walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter.

Mix together the flour, sugars, walnut, salt, then cut in hard butter to get a crumbly mixture. Spread evenly over the filling.

Bake at 425F. for 15-minutes, then reduce to 350. Continue baking at 350F. for 35-40 minutes. Serve hot with French vanilla ice cream, and a steaming hot cup of your favorite flavored coffee.