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Peach and Creme Fraiche Pie

Recipe photo courtesy of Dana Gallagher

The rich texture and slight tartness of creme fraiche is an ideal foil for tender (but not overly soft) peaches in this streusel-topped pie. As it cooks, the cream -- spread on the crust and dotted on the fruit -- sets like a custard.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2006
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Ingredients

For the Pate Sucree:

For the Streusel:

For the Filling:

Directions

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  • MollyesDC
    12 AUG, 2015
    I make a lot of pies and this is the best pie I've ever had.
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  • JoannaBanana416
    11 AUG, 2014
    I originally found this recipe on the Smitten Kitchen blog last summer. My husband was hesitant to try it. He's begging for more this summer. Just bought some imperfect peaches from the farm stand and can't wait to make it this week. I make my own creme fraiche from sour cream. It works perfectly every time. I also use a premade Pillsbury crust and it comes out great. Bake this pie!
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  • Olly28
    7 SEP, 2013
    This was delicious, just enough firmness to the peaches. The amounts of creme fraiche and streusel kept this simple and delicate.
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  • amandasaur
    16 JUN, 2013
    I was very hesitant to try this pie since I'm not the biggest fan of creme fraiche, but it was absolutely delicious! Perfect for peach season since this recipe really lets the fruit shine (or when you just have left over creme fraiche). Definitely serve it room temperature or only slightly warm (I waited about 2 hours) and it won't be runny.
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  • paytonse0346
    31 JUL, 2012
    I made this tonight and it was so good. I sprinkled just tiny bit of cinnamon on top, which was really good. I knew that it would not be solid and come about a bit runny, but the less perfect look did not matter because of how good it tasted. i highly recommend this recipe.
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  • paytonse0346
    31 JUL, 2012
    I made this tonight and it was so good. I sprinkled just tiny bit of cinnamon on top, which was really good. I knew that it would not be solid and come about a bit runny, but the less perfect look did not matter because of how good it tasted. i highly recommend this recipe.
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  • MiniLaura
    10 JUL, 2011
    A very strange pie. It tastes okay, but it was very runny when served warm. (I even added some tapioca because I was afraid it would be runny.) I didn't find that the creme fraiche added anything to the flavor. I would not recommend making this pie.
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  • MaryAnnCottonwoodHgtsUT
    11 SEP, 2009
    Also Whole Foods carries creme fraiche
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  • julielv
    1 SEP, 2009
    You can find creme fraiche at Trader Joe's.
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  • Mirianthe
    28 JUL, 2009
    You can make creme fraiche by adding buttermilk to cream. Creme fraiche is a thick cream used in sauces and soups and as a condiment for fresh fruits. Difficulty: Easy http://homecooking.about.com/cs/atozfoodindex/ht/creme_fraiche.htm Time Required: 8-14 hours
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