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A Bite Of Bourbon - Maker’s Mark Maple Peach Pie With Browned Butter Pecan Streusel

Single-serve desserts are a favorite of mine to serve, especially for something so rich. But certainly for Wheelys, small is the way to go.

The recipe here is for a regular 9” pie, but you can break it up into mini pies as I did - the cook time is still the same.

Ingredients For The Filling:

3 lbs ripe peaches, about 6 or7

2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch

1 ½ tablespoons flour

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp salt

Pinch of allspice

3/4 cup sugar, half brown

¼ cup maple syrup

4 tablespoons of your favorite bourbon

3 tablespoons butter

Ingredients For The Streusel:

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted for 5 minutes in a 350 degree oven

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour

3/4 cup sugar, half brown

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

METHOD

Start with your favorite pie crust recipe or pre-made crust. If I don’t make it homemade, I use Pillsbury AllReady Crusts, which I think are superior to many others.

Peel and slice the peaches, and then toss in a large bowl with the cornstarch, flour, cinnamon, salt, and allspice.

Preheat oven to 425.

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the filling ingredients and cook on low until the butter is melted and there’s no graininess left in the liquid. Let cool.

Cool the butter in a saucepan until it starts to brown slightly. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Using a pastry cutter or two knives, mix the dry ingredients of the streusel. Drizzle the butter into the streusel and mix again until crumbly. Spread the streusel mixture on a sheet pan and refrigerate about 15 minutes to harden up a little.

Fill the pie shell with the filling then crumble the topping over it. Make sure to put a baking sheet or pie drip catcher underneath, as it WILL bubble over and make a mess! Cover with foil and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove the foil, reduce heat to 350, and cook for an additional 30-40 minutes. The crust should be golden brown and the caramel should bubble when the pie is ready.

Cool for at least 3 hours. If you don;t wait the three hours, the pie won’t set up enough.. Slice and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

If you don’t feel like making this check one out at Wheelys Farmstand Cafe (for a limited time). They're located in New Castle, De at 791 Frenchtown Road.

Delaware peaches with Maker's Mark Bourbon, maple syrup, brown butter pecan streusel

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