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Almond-streusel Peach Pie

Ingrients & Directions


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2 c Flour
3/4 ts Salt
10 tb Butter; chilled
2 tb Shortening; chilled
1 c Brown sugar
3/4 ts Nutmeg
1/2 c Almonds; sliced
1 Lemon
9 Peaches; about 3 pounds
3 tb Cornstarch
1/4 ts Almond extract
2 tb Dry bread crumbs

Combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 ts. salt. Cut in 4 tb. of butter and the
shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few pea-sized
pieces remaining. Sprinkle in 3 to 4 tb ice water, a tablespoon at a
time, until dough just comes together. Gather into a disk. Wrap and
chill at least 30 minutes. Combine remaining cup of flour, 1/3 cup
brown sugar, 1/4 ts. salt, and 1/4 ts. nutmeg. Cut in remaining 6 tb.
of butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Chill. On a lightly floured
work surface, roll out chilled pie pastry to fit a 9″ pie pan. Fit
pastry into pan. Trim and flute edges. Chill. Heat oven to 475. Grate
1 ts. of lemon zest from the lemon and squeeze 1 tb. of juice. Peel
peaches and slice. Combine with remaining 2/3 cup brown sugar,
remaining 1/2 ts nutmeg, lemon zest and juice, cornstarch and almond
extract. Sprinkle bread crumbs over bottom of pie shell and fill with
peach mixture. Sprinkle almond crumb mixture on top. Bake 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350. Continue baking until top is browned and
fruit juices are bubbling, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool completely before
cutting.

Yields
8 Servings

Almond Pumpkin Pie

Ingrients & Directions


1 (9-in) unbaked pastry shell
16 oz Pumpkin (2 cups)
14 oz Sweetened condensed milk
2 Eggs
1 ts Almond extract
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
6 oz Almond brickle chips OR
1 c Almonds, toasted and finely
-chopped

Preheat oven to 425?. In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients
except pastry shell and brickle chips; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup
brickle chips. Pour into pastry shell. Top with remaining brickle
chips. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350?, bake 30
minutes longer or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.


Yields
1 Pie

Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

Ingrients & Directions


-FOR THE PIE-
1 Pie shell, 9 inch, unbaked
21 oz Cherry pie filling
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/8 ts Salt (optional)
1 ts Lemon juice

-FOR THE TOPPING-
1 c Coconut
1/2 c Almonds, sliced
1/4 c Sugar
1/8 ts Salt (optional)
1/4 c Milk
1 tb Butter, melted
1/4 ts Almond extract
1 Egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out pie pastry and place in 9 inch pie
pan. In large bowl, combine pie filling, cinnamon, salt and lemon
juice. Mix lightly. Spoon into crust-lined pie pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all topping ingredients in medium bowl and mix
until blended. Remove pie from oven after 20 minutes, spread topping
evenly over surface, and return pie to oven. Bake an additional 15 to
30 minutes, or until crust and topping are golden brown.

Yields
6 Servings

Almond Bark Rice Krispies

Ingrients & Directions


1 lb White almond candy
2 c Salted peanuts
1 c Crunchy peanut butter
2 c Rice Krispies

Melt almond bark. Mix all ingredients together and drop by spoon on
wax paper. Put in refrigerator until firm.

Yields
4 Servings

All-american Pie Pastry

Ingrients & Directions


1 1/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/3 c Frozen lard or shortening
– cut into bits
3 tb Ice water

To ensure a tender crust, this recipe should not be doubled.
Thoroughly freezing the lard or shortening will give you the flakiest
crust.

PLACE THE FLOUR AND SALT in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 2-3
times. Scatter the lard or shortening over the flour mixture.
Sprinkle with the water and process about 5 seconds or until dough
just begins to form. Shape into a ball, then flatten it slightly.
Dust lightly with flour and place in the center of a 2-gallon-size
plastic storage bag. It may be refrigerated at this point up to 40
minutes. With the storage bag open and the dough circle centered in
the bag, roll the dough into a circle that almost touches the edges
of the bag. Cut and discard the top sheet of the plastic bag so that
the dough is lying on the bottom sheet. Flip onto the pie plate; peel
the plastic off and discard. Cut the pastry so it hangs about an inch
over the rim. Lightly press the overhanging pastry under (between the
pastry and the pie tin). Pinch or crease the edges of the pastry in a
zigzag or fluted pattern. This is not only decorative, it also acts
as a wall to keep the filling in. Yield: 1 single-crust 8- to 10-inch
pie shell.

Yields
1 Servings