Stonefruit Lattice Pie

August 22, 2011


Stonefruits are any fleshy fruits with hard pits on the inside, like peaches and plums and apricots. This time of year you are sure to be able to find a variety of ripe, juice stonefruits to use for a great fruit pie. Because this recipe (based on a Bon Appetit special) uses sliced fruit, it will be more like an apple pie than a custard-like blueberry pie. It is great warm or cool.

You will need:

  • 2 pie crusts
  • 4 lb stonefruit (I used a combination of plums, peaches and nectarines from my farm share)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3 T cornstarch
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 T water

Then you will…

  1. Halve, pit and cut fruit into half-inch thick slices.
  2. Place fruit in a large bowl and stir in the sugar. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour, tossing occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degree. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray and then line with one of the pie crusts.
  4. Strain fruit, reserving 1/4 cup of the fruit juice. Return fruit to the same bowl.
  5. Whisk the cornstarch into the reserved fruit juice.
  6. Toss the fruit with the juice mixture and the nutmeg.
  7. Pour fruit mixture into the prepared pie plate.
  8. Cut the second pie crust into half-inch wide strips. Weave strips over the filling to create a lattice top.
  9. Trim the strips shorter then than the bottom crust. Fold bottom crust over the strips and crimp decoratively, if desired.
  10. Beat together the egg and water. Brush the crust with the egg wash.
  11. Set pie on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  12. Reduce heat to 350 and bake until golden and bubbly, about another 40 minutes.
  13. Let cool on a wire rack.

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