Don’t get me wrong – I love chocolate – but it’s hard to beat a double-crusted fruit pie (in my opinion)! Apple pie might be my absolute favorite…but don’t make me choose ;). There’s just something about the combination of fruit with flaky pie crust…yum! I decided to combine peaches and strawberries here and it was delicious…and all 4 of my taste testers agreed =). There’s also something therapeutic about baking a pie, and this is the perfect pie for summer. Enjoy!

Strawberry Peach Pie

For the Crust:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold shortening
4 to 8 tbsp ice cold water

For the Filling:
5 cups peaches, sliced
2 cups strawberries, green parts removed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp butter, room temperature (for dotting)
2 tbsp butter, melted (for brushing top crust)
2 tbsp white sugar (for top)

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees. While oven is preheating, make the crust. Blend flour and salt in large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using pastry blender or fork. Stir in just enough water with fork until dough holds together.
2. Divide dough in two. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
3. Place chilled dough on lightly floured surface (or between two piece of wax paper for easy cleanup). Roll dough from center outward into a circle 2-inches wider than pie plate. Transfer dough to pie plate.
4. In large bowl, stir together peaches, strawberries, sugar, nutmeg, salt, flour, and cornstarch. Mix all together and spoon filling into pastry in the pie plate. Dot with 2 tbsp butter.
5. Roll out remaining dough disk. Transfer dough carefully onto filled pie. Trim edges of dough leaving a 3/4-inch overhang. Fold top edge under bottom crust. Press edges together to seal and flute as desired.
6. Brush top crust with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut a slit in the center of the top crust with a sharp knife.
7.  Bake at 425° F on the middle rack for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake for 50 minutes more or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Let cool completely before serving.
Note: If using frozen fruit, increase bake time by ~15 minutes.
*crust from Crisco

Categories: Pies and Tarts

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