3 lb Ripe peaches
2 tb Cornstarch
1 1/2 tb All-purpose flour
2 ts Fresh lemon juice
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 ts Salt
1/2 c + 1 tb sugar; divided
1/4 c Mild honey
2 tb Water
3 tb Unsalted butter
All-butter pastry dough
1 tb Whole milk
Cut an X in bottom of each peach, then blanch peaches in
batches in boiling water 15 seconds. Transfer with a
slotted spoon to an ice bath to stop cooking. Peel peaches
and cut into 1" thick wedges.
Toss peaches well with cornstarch, flour, lemon juice,
cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. * Put a foil-lined
large baking sheet in lower third of oven and preheat oven
Bring 1/2 cup sugar, honey, and water to a boil in a 1
1/2 to 2 qt heavy saucepan over medium-high heat,
stirring until sugar has dissolved, then wash down any
sugar crystals from side of pan with a pastry brush dipped
in cold water. Boil without stirring, swirling pan
occasionally so caramel colors evenly, until dark amber,
about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add butter, swirling pan until butter
is melted. Pour over fruit and toss (caramel may harden
slightly but will melt in oven).
Roll out 1 piece of dough (keep remaining piece chilled)
into a 13" round on a lightly floured surface with a
lightly floured rolling pin. Fit into a 9" pie plate. Trim
excess dough, leaving a 1/2" overhang. Chill shell while
rolling out remaining dough.
Roll out remaining piece of dough into an 11" round on a
lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling
Transfer filling to pie shell, mounding it. Cover pie with
pastry round. Trim with kitchen shears, leaving a 1/2"
overhang. Press edges together, then crimp decoratively.
Brush top all over with some of milk, then sprinkle with
remaining Tbsp sugar. Cut 3 steam vents in top crust with
a paring knife.
Bake pie on hot baking sheet 20 minutes. Reduce oven
temperature to 375+.F/190+.C. Continue to bake until crust
is golden-brown and filling is bubbling, about 50 minutes
more. Cool pie to room temperature, 3 to 4 hours.
Recipe by Ian Knauer
July 2009 | Gourmet
MM Format by Dave Drum - 02 July 2009
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