Tested till perfect Peaches and Cream Pie

Peaches and Cream Pie

Golden pastry holding a creamy sliced-peach filling and a crumbly topping deliciously shows off the best of the season in the dessert course from our September issue "Supper on the Deck" menu.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: September 2004

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupsour cream or Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 1 dash 1dashalmond extract
  • 5 cups 5cupsthickly sliced peeled peachpeaches, (about 5 large)


  • 1-3/4 cups 1-3/4cupssifted cake-and-pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspfinely grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcubed lard or butter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcold cubed butter
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 tsp 1tsplemon juice or cider vinegar


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupall purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcold cubed butter
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupslivered almondalmonds
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Pastry: In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and lemon rind. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in lard and butter until crumbly with a few larger pea-size pieces.

In liquid measure, stir together egg yolk, lemon juice and enough ice water to make 1/4 cup (50 mL). Drizzle over dry ingredients, tossing with fork until clumped together in ragged dough. With hands, press together into disc. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 12-inch (30 cm) circle; roll around rolling pin then unroll over 9-inch (23 cm) glass pie plate, easing into plate. Trim 1/2-inch (1 cm) from edge of rim; fold overhang under and flute neatly. (Make-ahead: Wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

In large bowl, stir sugar with flour; whisk in sour cream and almond extract. Add peaches; stir just to coat. Scrape into pie shell; set aside.

Topping: In bowl, stir flour with brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Mix in almonds; sprinkle over filling. Bake in lower third of 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until pastry and topping are golden brown and filling starts to bubble around edge, about 35 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 521 pro 6g total fat 27g sat. fat 12g
carb 67g fibre 3g chol 65mg sodium 276mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 19 vit A 19 vit C 8
folate 22
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