Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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.
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.
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:).