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Peach Praline Pie

 Peach Praline Pie
Clarice Schweitzer of Sun City, Arizona gives peach pie a delightful twist with a nutty layer beneath and atop the sliced fruit. "It's a dessert that always draws compliments!" she reports.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced peeled ripe peaches
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the peaches, 1/4 cup sugar, tapioca and
  • lemon juice; let stand for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, nuts and remaining sugar; cut in
  • butter until crumbly. Sprinkle a third of the crumbs into pie shell.
  • Add peach mixture; sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
  • Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for 30
  • minutes or until the peaches are tender and topping is golden brown.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 393 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.