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
4 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
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.