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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

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.

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