Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins
Rich beautiful color and wonderful taste. Can be made any time of year using frozen cranberries but, of course, it's perfect at the holidays. For ZWT this is Northeastern/Midwestern States regional.
- 1 (29 ounce) can peach slices in heavy syrup
- 1 (12 ounce) package cranberries (fresh or frozen, 3 cups)
- 1 1⁄4-1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup shortening
- 6 -7 tablespoons cold water
- Preheat oven to 375°F Drain peach slices, reserving 1/2 cup syrup. Cut the peach slices crosswise into thirds; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine reserved syrup and cranberries. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook, uncovered, until the cranberry skins pop, stirring occasionally (about 2 minutes).
- In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Add sugar mixture to the cranberry mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in the peaches. Set aside and keep warm.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until the dough is moistened. Divide in half. Form each half into a ball.
- On a lightly floured surface, flatten one dough ball. Roll from center to edges into a 12-inch circle. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim bottom pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate.
- Roll out remaining pastry to a 12-inch circle and cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Fill pastry-lined pie plate with cranberry mixture. Lay half of the pastry strips 1/2 inch apart on top of the filling. Arrange remaining strips 1/2 inch apart on top of the first strips in a diamond-shaped pattern. Trim ends of strips even with edge of bottom pastry. Press ends of strips into crust rim. Fold edge of bottom pastry over edge of strips; seal and crimp edge as desired.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack at least 2 hours. Serve warm, or to store, cover and let stand at room temperature for up to 24 hours.
Oh very nice pie! I like that it used all things that I already had on hand in my pantry and freezer. The crust came out fairly well, but that is mostly user error on my part. The filling is sweet and tart. This would work out well as a Crumble or Crisp, which is more up my alley. Made and Reviewed for Bargain Basement Tag Game - Thanks! :)
Made this to take to a neighbor then decided to keep it all to myself (well, my other half & I, anyway!) 'cause it was just calling my name while baking! ABSOLUTELY GREAT TASTING PIE, & a definite keeper of a recipe! Thanks for sharing another great way to do cranberries in a pie! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Pleae Review My Recipe]