Monday, 24 March 2014

Peach and blueberry maple walnut pie and a Labor Day giveaway



Recently I was asked to make a twist on a peach pie in conjunction with the film release 'Labor Day' which stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. It was released in UK cinemas on Friday 21st March 2014. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard.  One of the pivotal scenes in the movie involves a peach pie. The recipe is actually from the author's mother and Joyce shared her baking expertise with Winslet and Brolin for the film. 


I decided to make a peach and blueberry pie with maple syrup and a walnut crust. I've never made this pie before but I thought the flavours would work well together. It was certainly an experiment but I'm pleased to say that it turned out well. 

I have a baking set and tickets to watch Labor Day to giveaway to one lucky reader. The prize is sponsored by Paramount Pictures UK and consists of 1 Le Creuset Pie Dish, 1 Labor Day Book and a cinema voucher for  £20. Entry to the competition is via rafflecopter. A winner will be selected at random. The closing date is 1st April  2014 and is open to UK residents only. All entries will be checked and verified. The winner will be contacted by email and the prize will be delivered directly by Abundant Publicists.


 Le Creuset Pie Dish 

 making the pastry 

 making the filling 

pastry base 

 add filling 

 cover with pastry 

 rustic looking pie! 




For the walnut pastry
50g walnuts
160g plain flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Pinch of salt
120g butter, cut into cubes
60ml cold water

For the filling
4 peaches
125g fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cornflour
4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Lightly toast the walnuts and allow to cool slightly.
  • Finely chop the nuts. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, chopped nuts, sugar, salt and butter. 
  • Mix together with your fingers until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Add the water and mix again to form a dough.
  • Cover with clingfilm and chill for at least 30 minutes before using. 
  • Make the filling by rinsing the peaches and removing the stone. Cut into small slices and place in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir.
  • Add in the blueberries, ground cinnamon, maple syrup and cornflour and mix well. 
  • Leave to one side, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the pastry has been chilled, divide into 2 equal parts.
  • Roll out to a circle large enough to line your pie dish.
  • Use a slotted spoon to place the filling into the pie. 
  • Roll out the second half of the pastry and use to cover the top of the pie. Press the edges together to seal.
  • Cut a few slits into the pie to allow it to breathe and brush the pastry with egg wash. 
  • Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes. You will need to cover with foil after about 30 minutes to prevent over browning of the pastry.

Disclaimer: I was sent a LeCreuset Pie Dish and compensated for the ingredients required for making this peach pie. The film shot is courtesy of Paramount pictures. All other images and written expressions are my own. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

74 comments:

  1. I would pair the peaches with fresh raspberries so there is a slight tartness which is great to balance the sweet peaches.

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  2. i once tasted peach, rose & basil pie - amazing!

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  3. Amaretto goes nicely with peaches so maybe a dash of liqueur and some crumbled amaretti biscuits

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  4. some apricots and plums to make a really scrummy soft fruit filling

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  5. would have to be another fruit maybe strawberries or blueberries x

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  6. Cream, there is nothing better than Peaches & Cream

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  7. Janette Arnold25 March 2014 15:20

    Peaches soaked in schnaps with fresh figs

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  8. Cream - peaches and cream sounds lovely!

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  9. pecans are high on my like list at the moment so i would put those with peaches

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  10. I love peaches with raspberries in a pie, perfect level of sweet and slight tartness :)

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  11. rhubarb the tartness would go down well and it is growing well in my garden at the minute.

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  12. White chocolate :) I've made several peach and white chocolate concoctions and all have been a resounding success.

    Would love to try a slice of your pie, looks most appetising.

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  13. Always fancy being able to make a gorgeous pie. I might have to give it a go after seeing this post.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Strawberries would be nice

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  15. peach, cinnamon and rhubarb

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  16. i'd prob go with some dark chocolate and cream

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  17. Pastry, there you go, peach pie!

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  18. cinnamon in the pie and pecans on the top

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  19. I'd try adding blackcurrants because we have a blackcurrant bush in our garden and I always end up with more then I know what to do with.

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  20. I'd do a peach and raspberry pie - I love both fruits :) Your pie looks fantastic!

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  21. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

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  22. Awesome post, thanks for sharing this post..

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  23. What would you pair with peaches in a peach pie?
    a dash of brandy - and then some more

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  24. Plum perhaps?? Might be interesting!

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  25. I would pair the peaches with almonds for a nutty flavour x

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  26. Raspberries k.mayhead@btinternet.com

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  27. honey justinepowellhills@hotmail.com

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  28. lynsey buchanan28 March 2014 22:34

    cinnamon

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  29. pinapple and a table spoon of Amaretto

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  30. caramel x maria blythin

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  31. maybe strawberries or blueberries

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  32. Strawberries, peach melba pie- yum

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  33. plump raisins (den71crosscomps@gmail.com)

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  34. I would choose strawberries or raspberries :)

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  35. peach pecan and rasberry pie yummy!

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  36. Cranberries would go nicely

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  37. Brandy and almonds. delicious. Linda sallie Guest

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  38. with raspberries and blueberries

    trevor linvell

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  39. Strawberries. For a nice fresh fruity pie. With cream...obviously!

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  40. A selection of chopped nuts, and then served with some cream <3

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  41. Raspberries sounds a good pairing

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  42. Almonds! They are lovely together :-)

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