Summer Fruit Pie

Summer Fruit Pie
Ngoc Minh Ngo

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Serves 8
preparation
30
minutes
cooking
300
minutes

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups
flour, plus more for the work surface
1
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/2
cup
solid vegetable shortening (such as Crisco), chilled
1/2
cup
(1 stick) plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
1
large egg
1
tablespoon
white vinegar
6
ripe peaches, each cut into 8 wedges
1
pint
strawberries, halved
1/4
cup
instant tapioca
3
tablespoons
fresh lemon juice
1/2
cup
plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, shortening, and ½ cup of the butter until the mixture forms pea-size crumbs. Break the egg into a measuring cup and beat lightly; add the vinegar and enough cold water to measure ½ cup. Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, pulsing until a soft dough forms. 
  2. Divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 disk into a 14-inch circle. Place in a 2-inch-deep 9-inch pie plate. 
  4. In a medium bowl, gently toss the peaches, strawberries, tapioca, lemon juice, and ½ cup of the sugar. Spoon the fruit mixture into the pie plate and dot with the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter; refrigerate. 
  5. Roll out the second disk of dough into a 14-inch circle. Drape it over the pie and trim the edge to a ½-inch overhang. Fold under, pressing to seal. Crimp the edge, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to 425° F. Lightly brush the top crust with cold water and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Cut several slashes into the top crust. Bake until golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Reduce heat to 375° F and continue to bake until the juices bubble, 30 to 40 minutes more.
  7. Transfer to a rack and cool for 2 hours before serving.
Suzy Verrier and Kai Jacob
August 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 49 %
  • Fat 31 g
  • Sat Fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Sodium 152 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Carbohydrate 68 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 26 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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