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Glazed Ontario Peach Pie

Contributed by: News Canada

A Winning combination of flaky pastry with a hint of chocolate and a light creamy cheese filling topped with fresh juicy Ontario Peach slices and glaze.

Ingredients:

  • Pastry:

    • 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate
    • Baked 9-inch (23 cm) pie shell

  • Filling:

    • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup icing sugar 125 mL
    • 1/2 tsp almond extract 125 mL
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream 125 mL
    • 4 Ontario Peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced (2 cups/500mL)

  • Glaze:

    • 2 Ontario Peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced (1 cup/250 mL)
    • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 mL
    • 1/4 cup sugar 50 mL
    • 4 tsp cornstarch 20 mL

Directions:

Pastry:

Melt chocolate; spread evenly over bottom of baked pie shell. Set aside.

Filling:

Beat cream cheese, icing sugar and extract together with electric mixer until light and creamy. Whip cream to stiff peaks. Fold into cheese mixture. Spread over chocolate layer. Chill 1 hour. Arrange peach slices attractively on top of cheese filling.

Glaze:

Puree peaches and lemon juice in food processor or blender until smooth. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add peach mixture; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened. Cool. Spoon glaze evenly over peaches. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Serving Size: Makes about 6 servings


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