TWD: Cherry Nectarine Pie


This pie is actually supposed to be a berry galette. See, despite having a college education and a job where I actually get paid to write things, I still have my moments of illiteracy. I misread the recipe schedule for Tuesdays with Dorie, and instead of making this week’s galette recipe, I made last week’s pie. (In my defense, both involved berries. And pie dough. And baking. See, they’re practically identical.)


The funny thing is that I actually read blog posts by people who made this recipe last week. In fact, Jodie’s cherry nectarine pie variation sounded so good, I had to copy her. But instead of thinking, “Gee, folks are posting early. I wonder if I have the date wrong?” I thought, “Hah! Good thing I’M not posting the wrong recipe this week! That would be embarrassing.”



The good news is, this pie is so tasty it’s totally worth posting a week late, all anti-climatic like. Cherries and nectarines are both at the peak of their season right now, and the fruit was juicy and the perfect blend of sweet and tart. I loved the addition of lemon zest and juice to the filling—the citrus enhanced the other fruits without being overwhelming.


I made two mini deep dish pies instead of one large one. (FYI in case you want to do the same: I had enough dough to make 3, but the fruit filling only stretched to two. Next time I’ll one and a half it.) This meant we had a perfect 6-inch pie to eat at home, and one little sweetheart pie to share with friends. Buy my friendships? Don’t mind if I do.


And of course, what’s pie without ice cream? Mine got all melty while I was taking photographs, but this is exactly how I like my ice cream anyhow, so it was just about perfect.

It’s never too late to make this pie yourself. Get the recipe from our hosts, Hilary and Liz.

One Response to TWD: Cherry Nectarine Pie
  1. Jodie says:

    Gorgeous pics! Loved this combination, glad you tried it!

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