Monday, December 5, 2011

Nectarine Custard Pie

This summer we bought a beautiful flat of nectarines and it didn't matter how many we ate, there seemed to be more and more filling the box. Reluctantly, after we made jam and ate until we were afraid they wouldn't last, we sliced them and froze them in 1 gallon Ziploc bags. As the months passed, I knew they were there, but I didn't want to deplete our summer fruit just yet. I finally came to the realization that it IS December, not August. Time to break out the summer gold.

Last night we were having some of our favorite guests over for dinner and I knew they would be a good audience for an experiment. I wanted to make a pie. Every recipe I looked up didn't seem worthy of this precious summer fruit, so I created my own. I was really going out on a limb with this one, but in concept, it seemed like it would be delicious. It was a hit! It even got a "really good" review. So now, it is safe to share with you. Give it a try, let me know what you think and don't be afraid to go out on a limb, that is where the fruit is and it tastes best in a pie!

Nectarine Custard Pie

Pie crust for 10" pie
5 nectarines, sliced
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup of sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Crumble Topping:
1/3 c butter, cut into small chunks
2/3 c instant oatmeal oats
1/2c brown sugar
1/2 c pecans

Heat oven to 400.

In a mixing bowl, combine cream, sugar, egg, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix with eggbeaters or immersion mixer until slightly frothy.

In a food processor or with a potato masher, mix topping ingredients. Texture should be slightly crumbly, if it isn't add oatmeal by the tablespoon. Place in refridgerator while assembling pie.

Place pie crust in pie dish and flute the edges.

Arrange slices in concentric circles,in the bottom of the dish and build up 2 layers along the edges.

Pour cream mixture over nectarines.

Cover edges of the pie with foil or a crust protector. Place pie in oven on the middle rack. Place a foil-lined cookie sheet underneath, in case overflow happens. Bake for 30 minutes. Take Crumble Topping and cover the top of the pie. Bake for another 20 minutes. Give the pie a gentle jiggle to make sure the center is cooked.

May be served warm & messy or chilled & neat with vanilla ice cream.
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  1. Delicious pie! I'm craving another slice.

  2. Hello! Congratulations on your being featured in Voiceboks! Coming by to visit your blog too.. very interesting.. I hope you can drop me an email at
    Hope to share something good with you.


  3. Never knew that we can make yummy custard from nectarine. Thank you for this. Will try some day!

  4. Beautiful blog - photos and recipes! Looking forward to trying some of your recipes:)

  5. I can't wait to try this! I LOVE nectarines :) Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. mmmm I want some! and...Congratulations on being one of this week's featured members at voiceBoks!

  7. I love nectarines - we used to have a nectarine tree in the back yard when I was growing up. Your recipe sounds so yummy - will have to try when they are back in season:)
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. OMG, that looks insanely good. I just had to pin it! How do you just come up with recipes like that?
    Congrats on being a Featured Member of voiceBoks!! Keep on cooking!


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