Streusel Topped Peach Pie

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-1

Streusel or Strudel… I always mix them up. Always.

So when I was going to tell Price I was making a Streusel Topped Peach Pie I practiced it in my head over and over again. AFTER googling it to make sure I was right.

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-2

It’s just one of those weird mind farts I have. And I’m okay with it. I do imagine a strudel topped peach pie would be good too… ha!

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-3

Anyway, right now peaches are crazy good. I have always loed peaches but I fell head over heels in love with them while I was pregnant last summer. I developed the craziest sweet tooth. Instead of grabbing for donuts and cupcakes I had a bit of restraint and went after fruit, and lots of it! Peaches were my crutch as I ate insane amounts of them. They are hard to resist when they are perfectly ripe, sweet, and juicy late in the summer. Bliss.

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-4

Well, I still really love peaches so I wanted to make a peach pie with them. And then I thought I would put some strudel streusel on top. It’s kinda like a weird marriage of peach pie and coffee cake. The crumbs on coffee cake are the best part. The bigger the crumb the better, too.

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-7 Streusel Topped Peach Pie-8

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-9 Streusel Topped Peach Pie-10

This pie starts off really high, but falls as it bakes so don’t worry about it being too tall. Or having too much streusel prepared. You do use it all up as you place small mounds on the peaches and then gently even it all out and get the crumbs in the nooks between the peach slices.

I used almond meal in the Streusel to add some more flavor to the crumbs but if you can’t find it then just use flour. I just love the flavors of peaches and almonds together, you know from all the strudels I’ve had. ha!

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-5

Enjoy this pie within a day or 2 as the juicy fruit will soften the butter crumbly topping and then it just gets soggy and no one likes soggy streusel.

I suggest serving this pie by warming it slightly and topping it off with some vanilla bean ice cream. And of course you should sit outside with your feet in the grass as you enjoy the evening cool down. Damn, I love summer.

Streusel Topped Peach Pie-6

Streusel Topped Peach Pie

Makes a 9″ Pie

Ingredients

  •  1 pie crust to line a 9″ pie plate, or a store-bought 9″ pie shell
  • 2 1/4 lbs fresh peaches
  •  3/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (1/2″ Cubes)
  • 1/2 Cup almond meal
  • 2/3 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup sugar

Process

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare the pie crust in the pie plate. Place the pie plate on an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet.
  2. Cut peaches into thin slices. Combine the peaches, sugar, vanilla extract, and cornstarch in a large bowl, mix well.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the butter, almond meal, flour, and sugar. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, incorporate the dry ingredients into the butter to created large crumbles.
  4. Place the peaches in the pie crust. Pile the struesel crumbles onto the peach slices.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the crumbles are golden brown and the when a knife is inserted into the pie there is little resistence from the fruit.
About these ads

About iamahoneybee

Mom. Bostonian. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Home cook. Scrapbooker. Sperry and Kate Spade addict. Never without my phone.
This entry was posted in Baking, Food and Drink and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Streusel Topped Peach Pie

  1. amanda says:

    I’m sad that summer is basically over and I didn’t make a peach pie! I need to do it this weekend!

  2. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as
    I provide credit and sources back to your blog?
    My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and
    my users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you
    present here. Please let me know if this okay with you.
    Thanks a lot!

  3. Hi there to every body, it’s my first visit of this blog; this webpage contains amazing and really good stuff designed for readers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s