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Peach Custard Pie

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  45 Minutes
Total Time:  4 Hours 30 Minutes
  10 servings
We use low-fat milk along with nonfat Greek yogurt in the creamy custard for this peach pie. The yogurt gives the custard a smooth texture without using cream or too many egg yolks. A slice is just as delicious served warm from the oven as it is chilled. For an added treat, serve topped with fresh blueberries.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare crust through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Cover and refrigerate the cooled pie for up to 1 day.
For Crust:
1/2 cup  pecan halves
3/4 cup  whole-wheat pastry flour (see Note)
3/4 cup  all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon  sugar
1/4 teaspoon   salt
4 tablespoons   cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon   canola oil
1/4 cup  ice water, plus more as needed
1   large egg yolk
1 teaspoon   lemon juice or distilled white vinegar
For Filling:
1 cup  sugar
3/4 cup  low-fat milk
3/4 cup  nonfat plain Greek yogurt (6 ounces)
2   large eggs
2 tablespoons   all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons   cornstarch
1 teaspoon   vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Pinch of  salt
2 cups  sliced peaches, fresh or frozen, peeled if desired
2 tablespoons   chopped pecans

Ingredient Note:  Whole-wheat pastry flour, lower in protein than regular whole-wheat flour, has less gluten-forming potential, making it a better choice for tender baked goods. You can find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Store in the freezer. Kitchen Tip: To crimp or flute pie crust: Use a fork to crimp the edge. Or use one hand to pinch/flute the edge of the crust between your thumb and side of your index finger.
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To prepare crust: Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely ground. Combine with whole-wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Add oil and stir with a fork to blend. Mix 1/4 cup water, egg yolk and lemon juice (or vinegar) in a measuring cup. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add enough of the wet ingredients, stirring with a fork, until the dough clumps together. (Add a little water if it seems too dry). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times. Form into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 400°F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

To prepare filling & assemble pie: Combine sugar, milk, yogurt, eggs, flour, cornstarch, vanilla (or almond) extract and salt in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth.

Roll out the dough between sheets of parchment or wax paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough into the prepared pie pan. Peel off the remaining paper. Trim the dough so it overhangs evenly by about 1 inch. Fold the edges under to make a plump edge; flute or crimp the edge with your fingers (see Tip) or a fork. Place on a baking sheet.

Arrange peaches in the crust and pour the filling on top (some peaches will float but this won’t affect the final results). Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle chopped pecans over the top. Cover the edges with heavy-duty foil (or a double layer of regular foil) to help prevent overbrowning. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Return the pie to the oven and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 minutes to 1 hour more. Let cool for 1 1/2 hours. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 06/01/2010
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   10 servings
Calories: 301
Fat. Total: 12g
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates, Total: 42g
Fat, Saturated: 4g
Fiber: 2g
Cholesterol: 76mg
Sodium: 103mg
% Cal. from Fat: 36%
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