RUSTIC PEACH PIE with HEZELNUT GRAIN

PIE RUSTICA CON LE PESCHE E NOCCIOLE”  in italiano

I hate making pie crust. I just hate it. But there are cases like this one where you can not use puff pastry, it will not do the job. You just need pie crust. It is a “rustic” open pie, you need a flaky buttery crust, it is an amazing pie, believe me, this one was gone in no time at all when I put it on sale in my Bakery.

I made it with peaches, but you can use apples or pears instead. I would not get rid of the hazelnut grain tough, it really gives it that extra crunchiness.

INGREDIENTS

For the pie crust

  • 150g of flour
  • 3g of salt
  • 130g of butter, cold and diced
  • 40ml of ice cold water
  • 20g of caster sugar

For the filling

  • 3 peaches, pealed and wedged
  • 30g of hazelnuts grain
  • 35g of brown sugar

Extras

  • 1 egg
  • some extra caster sugar

Caramel Sauces

Please use MY RECIPE FOR SALTED CARAMEL 

METHOD

  1. Whisk flour, salt and sugar together in a
  2. Add the cold and diced butter to the flour mixture.
  3. Using your fingertips reduce to pea-sized pieces by mixing it with flour.
  4. Add cold water, until you get a firm dough.
  5. Do not knead it too much, you don’t want the butter to melt with the heat of your hands.
  6. Chill the dough for 10 minutes.
  7. Pre-heat the oven at 180°
  8. On a lightly floured board, roll it out – approx 23cm
  9. Lay the rolled out dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Now take peaches and lay them on top of the rolled out dough.
  11. IMPORTANT: leave an empty space all around, approx 4cm, you will need to fold the dough towards the centre later.
  12. Sprinkle the hazelnut grain and brown sugar all over the peaches
  13. Fold the extra dough (the part not covered with sliced peaches) in.
  14. Brush with the beaten egg
  15. Sprinkle some caster sugar on.
  16. Bake for 20 minute or until golden brown
  17. Let it chill and drizzle the caramel on top

Have it with whipped cream or vanilla ices-cream.

Super yummy, nice dessert for a special dinner!

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