Peach Pie

I made a Peach Pie! I’m sure you could tell that from the title and all, but I’m kind of excited about it!

It’s hard to believe, but this is my first real pie pie I’ve posted on the blog. I have a Strawberry Cream Pie, which is fruity, but not the same kind of traditional pie that I think of when I think of a true fruit pie. Most of the other pies I’ve made are either frozen or custard based. So yea, I pat myself on the back for this one. Feels like a milestone and accomplishment. 🙂

Peach Pie
Peach Pie

I don’t know about you, but with school starting so soon, it feels like summer is coming to a quick end. And not like a kid’s summer – that’s definitely ending – but like the warm weather. I know we still have a couple months of it left, but I’m already trying to enjoy the remaining fruit deals while they last. I want ALL THE FRUIT!

My dad is a huge fan of fruit pies and cobblers. He would easily take a slice of pie over a cupcake (one way that we differ). His mom used to make them a lot when they were growing up I guess, so he is always drawn to them. My mom isn’t much of a baker and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her make a pie. Nor would she have any desire to (no offense mom 🙂 ). So I’ve been looking forward to making this for my dad – and peaches are his fave.

Peach Pie
Peach Pie

I won’t lie to you, peeling the peaches is the worst part. You definitely have to want to make this pie because of all the peeling. It’s not just peach pie, it’s a love pie. Why? Because if you don’t love the person you’re making it for (which could totally be yourself, I know I love myself enough to make me a pie), then you won’t do it.

The hubs actually helped me peel the peaches. He was pretty pumped about the pie too. Brownie points right there. He got into figuring out the best way to do it and trying to demonstrate it for me. Goofball.

However, once the peaches are peeled, this pie is pretty easy to throw together. Especially if you use a Pillsbury pie crust, like I did. It’s mostly combining ingredients and throwing it into a pie crust. I made a lattice top because it’s so pretty, but you don’t have to.

Peach Pie
Peach Pie

What you do need to do though is not forget the step where you freeze the pie before putting it into the oven to bake. I forgot the first time, and my filling bubbled over and it ended up not looking as nice as I would have liked. Still tasty, just not super pretty. Once I remembered to freeze it though, it turned out beautifully! And delicious!

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My dad absolutely LOVED this pie. “Just like Ma-Maw made it,” he said. He couldn’t resist it – morning, noon or night. I get my sweet tooth from him and it really doesn’t matter what time of day it is.

The hubs loved it too! It was an all around hit for all peach pie lovers and pretty solid for my first fruity pie. I see more in my future.

Peach Pie
Peach Pie

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Peach Pie

Yield: 9 inch pie, serves 8

Ingredients

two 9 inch pie crusts (1 box)
5-6 large peaches (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt, optional
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp sugar, for top

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Place first pie crust over prepared 9 inch pie plate and press dough into pie plate.
3. Peel peaches, then cut into about 1/2 inch thick slices. Place peaches in a medium sized bowl.
4. Whisk together brown sugar, sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon in another bowl.
5. Add sugar and flour mixture to peaches and stir to coat.
6. Immediately pour peach mixture into pie crust and dot with butter, cut into small pieces. Do not make the peach mixture ahead of time and allow it to sit or it will get too juicy.
7. Place remaining pie crust over the filling and press the edges of the pie crust together to seal. Remove excess crust and crimp edges. Then cut a few slits in the top of the crust. You can also do a lattice top by cutting pie crust into 9 strips and weaving them together. I did the weaving off to the side and then lifted it onto the pie.
8. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg. This will help it brown and crust while baking.
9. Sprinkle top of pie with sugar.
10. Put the pie in the freezer for 15 minutes.
11. While the pie is in the freezer, put the cookie sheet that the pie will bake on in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
12. Place pie on heated cookie sheet and bake on the lower oven rack for 15 minutes.
13. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.
14. Cover pie loosely with aluminum foil, if necessary to prevent too much browning. Bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until juices are thick and bubbly.
15. Allow to cool before serving.
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Enjoy!

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Recipe modified from Southern Living Magazine.

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