Peach Pie

Friday, September 16, 2011

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What do you do when someone gives you a bucket of peaches??

Well if your like me you put them on the counter and at least ten times a day walk past them and think to yourself … ‘ I have to do something with those’

You make peach pie!!!

Yup… you’ve guessed it.. my latest obsession is pies… in the spring it was  cookies… now pies…

So I went on a search for the best peach pie recipe… I wanted something that wouldn’t run… that wouldn’t be so sweet that my teeth were on edge for the rest of the day..
Over all something I could sit down and eat the whole pie and enjoy it till the last bite..
Nada… or maybe I was looking in the wrong direction.. or something but I came up with a variation of four cups of sliced peaches.. two cups of sugar… ack!!! Then 8 cups of peaches and peach jello..  nope… so I took ends and pieces of what I wanted and came up with a naturally sweetened pie that holds together and I think you can do pretty much any fresh fruit with…
Side note:  Peaches and banana’s have a nasty habit of turning brown once the air hit them… so  you need ascorbic acid..( lemon juice) .. I read somewhere if you put your peaches and banana’s 7-up for a few minutes it stops this from happening too but I never have that around so I used lemon juice in the pie to keep the peaches nice and bright… no one wants to eat a brown pie… Orange juice does the job too..

So here we have our ingredients…  I did a crumb topping and then a double crust.. I was going to show the crumb crust being made but the words of my sister rang in my head… “ If you don’t know how to cream butter and sugar together by now you’re an IDIOT!!” and I was feeling a wee bit lazy and decided to let the idiots flounder about in their own kitchen… I was doing a fine job floundering about in mine.

All but the crust dumped in the bowl… mix well..

I love the site of butter… no diamond would make me swoon like a pat of butter does..

The light bouncing off the peaches makes it almost a shame to bake them...

Bake forever… and then let cool and enjoy…

Those little pockets of jelled fruit on a pie was a weakness of mine as a child...

6 cups of sliced peaches
3/4 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of butter

Pie crust

Mix all ingredients aside from crust and butter
Roll out pie crust and pour peaches in, dot with butter… cover with another pie crust or top with a crumb crust… or leave plain…
Bake @ 400 F for 35 minutes then lower heat to 350 and bake for another 40 to 45 minutes till crust is brown.
Let cool for one hour and serve.


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