A tasty glaze showcases the fresh fruit of summer in this Fresh Glazed Nectarine (or Peach) Pie. Make the glaze in the microwave for a quick dessert.
Is there anything better than biting into a fresh nectarine or peach in the summertime?
The sweet nectar rolling down your chin is a reminder of how messy they can be. Take that same fresh-as-can-be flavor and put it in a pie crust to make this Fresh Glazed Nectarine (or Peach) Pie. I make it the same way I make a fresh strawberry pie–based on my Aunt Marg’s recipe.
What does Glazed Fresh Nectarine (or Peach) Pie taste like?
The glaze is light in texture–not rubbery with too much gelatin. It’s not made with cooked fruit that might detract from the freshness I want to highlight and enjoy.
The glaze provides sweetness and a touch of almond flavoring in. It also provides the perfect amount of gooeyness and shine.
Peaches are my preference over nectarines. However, not only were the ones at the store hard, but they couldn’t pass the sniff test (as in, smells like a real peach). So I went with nectarines.
Furthermore, there’s no need to peel nectarines. What a time-saver! In addition, it makes the fiber count a little higher. And of course, that’s very important when you’re eating dessert. 🙂
Kitchen secrets for making a Glazed Fresh Nectarine (or Peach) Pie:
Fresh fruit pies are delicious with many different crusts.
Sprinkle a tablespoon of lemon or orange juice over the sliced fruit.
Sprinkle sliced fruit with citrus juice immediately after peeling and slicing to prevent browning.
Don’t expect pretty slices.
Fresh fruit doesn’t slice as cleanly as cooked fruit.
Oh well! Tastes fabulous–especially if you use good quality fruit. This is obviously a summertime recipe to be made when peaches and nectarines are in season.
Serve with whipped cream.
Probably don’t need to mention this, but don’t forget it. It’s the whole “peaches and cream” thing–a tried and true combination.
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