Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 fresh ripe peaches, sliced
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins
  • Pinch of orange zest
  • 1/2 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water, divided
  • Granulated sugar

Procedure

Cook brown sugar and butter together in saucepan. When sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling, add peaches, raisins and orange zest. Cook until peaches are softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For pie crust, measure shortening, salt and flour into food processor and pulse a few times, being careful not to over mix. Turn onto cutting board and make a well in center. Add 3 tablespoons ice water and knead gently until just incorporated. Shape dough into a long roll and flatten with palm of hand. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill thoroughly. Divide into 6 pieces and roll each into a 6-inch round. Divide and spoon filling onto center of rounds and braid edges of dough. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F until golden. Serve warm; just as is with whipped cream or ice cream on top, or with heavy cream to pour over.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 400 (Calories from Fat 42%); Total Fat 19 ( Saturated Fat 6; Trans Fat 2; ); Cholesterol 5; Sodium 220; Potassium 436; Total Carbohydrate 56; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 29; Protein 4; Calcium 27; Iron 2;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.