pecans, finely ground in a food processor
walnuts, finely ground in a food processor
dark brown sugar
unsalted butter, melted
peaches, ripe, peeled and sliced
( about 8)
( see Notes)
( 1/2 of our recipe "Sunset's Best Basic Pie Crust Dough" posted separately)
- Put an oven rack in the middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together walnuts, pecans, flour, brown sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Add butter and stir with a fork until mixture forms small clumps (break apart any large clumps with your fingers). Set aside.
- Gently mix peaches, sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Taste and add additional sugar if you like. Set aside.
- Dust your counter and rolling pin with flour. With short strokes from center outward, roll dough into a 12-inch circle (about 1/8 inch thick), turning 90 degrees after every 3 or 4 passes of the rolling pin to keep it from sticking. Transfer dough to a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie plate, letting it fall into place. (If you push or stretch the dough, it will shrink back when baked.) Trim overhang to 1/2 inch, tuck edge under, and crimp edge. Pile peaches into crust, then top with streusel.
- Put pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until topping and bottom crust are well browned, about 1 hour. Let cool to room temperature, at least 2-1/2 hours, before serving.
- NOTES: "If your peaches are exceptionally juicy, toss with an additional tbsp of tapioca. To peel peaches, make a small X on the bottom of the fruit, then plunge into boiling water for 30 seconds. Once cool, the skin will pull free.".