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Peach Plum Pear Casserole Pie

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“Yeah, it's a pie and it's a casserole, and it's neither one, but it certainly is a rich and tasty treat! Preparation time does not include the time it takes to cool down.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small container, mix cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of syrup from the peaches.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cornstarch mixture, peaches, plums, pears, maraschino cherries, almonds, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Pour into a shallow 2-1/2 quart casserole.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Cut in the cold shortening until mixture is coarse; stir in the sour cream until blended.
  7. On a floured surface, toss the dough lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Knead/roll the dough 8-10 times with a floured rolling pin.
  9. Roll it carefully into a 1/2" thick shape slightly smaller than the casserole, trimming the edges if necessary.
  10. Cut a 2" circle in the center or use a small cookie cutter to cut a decorative design or two near the center.
  11. Carefully place this pastry dough on top of the fruit mixture, with the edge of the dough NOT touching the sides of the baking dish.
  12. Brush top lightly with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  13. Bake about 40 to 45 minutes or until the pastry is a dark golden brown.
  14. Cool at least 25 minutes before serving.

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