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Luscious Peach Amaretti Pie

If your amaretti cookies are gluten free (they should be) then this is a beautiful, delicious gluten free dessert!
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peach amaretti pie, Peach Pie, Pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Anna

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cookie Crust:

  • 7 ounces amaretti cookies, divided
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted, if you have to use salted butter, omit the ⅛ teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Pie Filling:

  • 5 - 6 ripe whole peaches
  • 1 cup crushed ripe peaches
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

Directions for Cookie Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  • In the food processor or blender, process 6 ounces of the cookies until they are fine crumbs.
  • Add the salt and pulse twice to incorporate.
  • Add the melted butter and pulse until the mixture is combined.
  • Press the cookie mixture into the pie pan to cover the bottom and sides.
  • Bake the cookie crust for 8-10 minutes just until starting to brown.
  • Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool.

Directions for the Pie Filling:

  • Peel the 5 peaches and set aside. Here is a Gr8 video from King Arthur Flour showing how to easily peel your peaches, without a knife!
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat mix the 1 cup of crushed peaches, water, sugar and corn starch.
  • Stir and cook until the glaze is no longer cloudy and the mixture has thickened to a glaze consistency, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Add the nutmeg and butter. Stir until the butter is melted.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Cut the whole peaches into ¼-inch thick slices.
  • Lay a layer of slices in the cooled pie crust then spoon about ⅓ of the glaze over the peaches.
  • Add another layer of peach slices and spoon another ⅓ of the glaze over.
  • Then add the final layer and spoon the remaining glaze, filling in crevices and smoothing the top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, crush the remaining ounce of amaretti cookies into coarse crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  • Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tips:
  • The crust can be made up to two days ahead of time. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
  • The glaze can be made a day ahead of time, up through Step 5. Keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • The pie needs to be made at least 4 hours ahead of time to have time to chill so the glaze sets a bit.
 
Gr8 Serving Tip:
How about serving this pie with some homemade Vanilla Ice Cream?
This nutritional information is only an estimate. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 62g | Vitamin A: 956IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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