Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dishing It Up With Christine

                                           Peaches...A Love Story

When I was a very small child my family lived in California until I was six.  I remember a large peach tree in the backyard.  During the summer months we would feast on the biggest peaches I have ever seen in my lifetime.  They were so tasty and delicious.  I've had a love affair with the peach ever since.  Peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie and even peach wine are some of my favorite ways to cater to my addiction.

Last week I told you about baking my first homemade peach pie.  I thought I would share with you the recipe I used. This is semi-homemade as Sandra Lee would say.

                                     Brown Sugar - Cinnamon Peach Pie

Great Value Piecrust (this crust is actually very good and taste as close to a homemade crust I've tried)


8 large fresh, firm, ripe peaches
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (light)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup flour
1 1?2 Tbsp. butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Thaw crust and place in pie plate.

Peel peaches, and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices; cut slices in half. Stir brown sugar and next four ingredients in a bowl; add peaches, stirring to coat. Immediately spoon peach mixture into piecrust in pie plate and dot with 1 1/2 tbsp. butter. (Do not make mixture ahead or it will become too juicy.)

Carefully place remaining piecrust over filling. I cut it into 1/2 slices and weave it on top of mixture. Either way is great.  Crimp edges of pie.  Brush top of pie with egg.  Sprinkle with 1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar.  I also sprinkled ground cinnamon on top of pie.  Looks pretty.

Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.  Cover edge of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake until juices are thick and bubbly. Transfer to a wire rack, cool.  

I found this recipe in this month's Southern Living magazine but I tweeked it just a bit.  My whole family loved it and want another one soon. With fresh peaches in abundance that won't be hard. 


Thanks for the feedback from yesterday's post.


Carol said...

Yummy! I will try this!


Oklahoma Granny said...

I was just thinking about fresh peach pie yesterday. I may just have to give this one a try!

Miz Liz said...

my mother's favorite!! I'll have to make this for her
Thank-you for posting :)

Ninny said...

Well, it certainly looks delicious! I'l try a time I'm over at your house!

Milah said...

My favorite memory about peaches is when I was a kid, my parents stopped at a roadside stand and bought the biggest peaches I've ever seen. My brother and I started eating them while riding in the back seat. They were so juicy that juice ran down our cheeks with every bite. We still talk about that to this day, both agreeing those were the best peaches we'd ever eaten!

You pie looks delicious, I have a friend bringing me some peached back from Tennessee this weekend. Next week, I'll try this pie.

Vee said...

That sounds so yummy and it's a beauty of a pie. I feel the way you feel about peaches only substitute pears. I love them. All my pretty peaches were very mealy and definitely inferior so I envy your harvest.