June 22, 2008 8:49 AM
summertime peach pie
yesterday my sister came home to visit the family (she's away at college right now) and since my brothers were home too, the family was complete! i went to the farmer's market with my dad and picked up some strawberries, peaches, and apricots. then i went home and swam with my sister and mom in the (uncomfortably disgusting) overcrowded ymca pool on the neighborhood. For dinner, to celebrate the family gathering we had a yummy good ol american dinner of steak, potato salad, salad, and peach pie. DELICIOUS. I was in charge of the pie and so it was delicious (duh). just kidding. here's the recipe
(from allrecipes.com "single crust peach pie" and "
PIE FILLING DIRECTIONS
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 2 tablespoons butter, softened
* 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 6 fresh peaches - pitted, skinned, and sliced
* 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1. Cream sugar and butter or margarine together. Add flour and nutmeg; mix until mealy. Spread 1/2 of mixture in pie crust. Arrange peaches on top of crumb mixture. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of peaches.
2. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for ten minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 40 minutes, or until brown.
here is a pretty good pie crust recipe if you're feeling adventurous and wanting to make that good ol crust all by yourself (let me just tell you, the crust is much more difficult to "get right" than the actual filling...you have to keep it really cold while mixing and make sure to roll it out correctly, not make it too doughy, etc...)
PIE CRUST DIRECTIONS
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
* 3 tablespoons ice water
1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
2. Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
3. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate. Fill with desired filling and bake.
(picture from allrecipes: http://allrecipes.com/Cooks-Profile/Photo.aspx?photoID=40477)
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