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Upside-down ginger-pecan peach pie

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Fabulous & fresh fruit desserts

This summer, create fresh fruit desserts that your whole family will love such as this fabulous upside-down peach pie. Using fresh California peaches combined with other wonderful ingredients, including pecans, ginger and cinnamon, you can make this terrific pie.

Upside-down peach pie

Upside-down ginger-pecan peach pie

Makes 8 servings

Fresh peaches

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 firm California peaches, pitted and cut in 8 slices, each
  • 8 small scoops vanilla bean ice cream (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and lightly butter a loaf pan.
  2. Stir together flour, powdered sugar, pecans, crystallized ginger and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup butter and mix well to form a soft dough.
  4. Press into the bottom of prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Set aside to cool, then break into a rough crumble, leaving some larger and smaller pieces.
  6. Melt remaining butter and stir in brown sugar and remaining cinnamon in a large bowl in the microwave.
  7. Toss fruit in butter mixture then grill over high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side to lightly char.
  8. Remove from grill. Place ice cream in bowls, top with warm fruit and sprinkle with crumbled shortbread.

Per serving: 260 calories, 3g protein, 26g carbohydrate, 17g total fat, 40mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 2g fiber.

Courtesy of California Tree Fruit Agreement

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