Winter Pie with Summer Fruit
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Serves: 8
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) very cold unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ⅓ cup very cold vegetable shortening, or in other words....Crisco.
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons (about ½ cup) ice water
  • Filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 cups sliced peeled fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Note - if using frozen fruit make sure they are thawed and well drained.
  • Topping:
  • Egg wash or milk
  • Cinnamon and coarse sugar
  1. Start with they pie crust. Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Cut the dough in half. Roll each piece on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board. Roll until it's about ⅛ inch in thickness. Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan, and unfold to fit the pan.
  4. Repeat with the other half of crust and use your pie cutters to make all the pretty cutouts.
  5. Make the filling by combining all the ingredients listed and tossing well.
  6. Place filling into the pie crust and top with cutouts.
  7. Brush top with milk or an egg wash (1 egg beaten with tablespoon milk)
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coarse sugar.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes and then cover edges with foil. Bake additional 30 minutes or until golden brown and filling is nice and bubbly.