"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."~ "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing"~ "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy."~ "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."~

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Peach Pie

Peach Pie.... I had a few ripe peaches and what better way to use them than in a Peach Pie!
This recipe actually came about with ingredients I had on hand. I had a frozen pie crust dough that I had made previously. I thought I would use a crumb topping to top the pie off with instead of adding another pie crust on top. We like more filling than dough in this case.
It actually came out great. So here is how I made mine.
Preheat oven to 375 deg.
I used 1 pie crust to cover a 9 inch pie plate.
Roll out dough to cover the pie plate and still have an overhang of about an inch or so.
Tuck in the excess dough and pinch to give it a crimped look.
Next make the Filling:

I used 5 big peaches.
Peel and slice thickly.
Sprinkle some lemon juice (2-3 TBS or to taste).
In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar ,1/4 brown sugar,4 TBS cornstarch, a splash of vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon/nutmeg (or omit if you like).
Toss the peaches with the sugar mixture until combined.
Place peaches in the pie plate.
Sprinkle with a crumb topping or another pie crust.

I used a simple crumb topping. ( 1/2 c flour 1/2 sugar 1/4 cup butter...Mix in butter with a fork just until the topping is crumbly. ... you can make any streusel and add nuts as well if you are a nut lover)

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for an hour or so... until filling is bubbly-thick and not watery.

I baked mine for about 65 minutes as I kept opening the oven door to check and see if it was done:).
Slice and serve with vanilla ice cream.