Thursday, July 28, 2011

summer of pies: old fashioned peach pie

What's my favorite kind of cobbler? Peach

Why I haven't tried to make a homemade peach pie yet? Who knows.

Despite that fact that two of the peaches I used were actually nectarines, the "pie juice" bubbled over & got all over the bottom of the oven, and the fact that I, again, used store-bought crust, this pie was perfection. Delicious perfection.

I adapted the recipe by combining three recipes I found, adding more cinnamon, using less butter and basket weaving the crust on top & adding a cute little heart. Paired this gem of a pie with Blue Bell and it was game time! Not only did Chase approve, but we had some friends over for dinner and they loved it too! :)

Here's the recipe I used:
1 package of pie crust (comes with 2)
1 egg, beaten
5ish cups (6-8) peeled peaches, sliced (messy!)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp butter

1. Preheat oven to 450°
2. Place one pie crust in pie plate. You can bake for less than 5 minutes to harden up a bit, but make sure to poke with fork a few times so it doesn't puff up.
3. Gently mix lemon juice with sliced peaches in large bowl. 
4. In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour, spices, and salt. Again, mix gently with peaches. 
5. Pour into pie crust & "dot" with butter. 
6. Place other crust on top, brush with egg, and cut slits to allow steam to escape.
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes and then lower heat to 350°. Bake for an additional 30-40 minutes. 
8. Let cool and serve with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. ;)

Enjoy, my friends!



  1. looks delicious! and that necklace you have on is adorable! where is it from?

  2. Looks amazing! Agree with Victoria :) PS: Still loving my coffee cuff!

  3. Beautiful! Southern Living's July issue was all about peaches and there was a pie recipe that I wanted to try. Thanks for the final push :)

  4. That pie looks great, but can we talk about that amazing necklace for a second?! Loving it!

  5. This looks so good! I had some Georgia peaches earlier this month...heavenly! I def need to make a pie :)

  6. I love old fashioned pies! Your crust is lovely!

  7. Funny, I've never had peach/nectarine pie-I bed I'd be in heaven!

  8. you did NOT put a heart on it.. that is just the greatest thing I've ever seen.

  9. Ahhh this looks too delicious, Kim!

    I feel the same on the peach love....peaches are my favorite summer fruit. :) <3

    have a good Friday!!

  10. I don't like peaches, but that pie sure looks YUM!

  11. I just love cobbler period. And now I am starving for some. I love the necklace too. P.S do you really look that cute when you bake?

  12. What a beautiful pie!! I love the heart!

  13. Eat your heart out Martha Stewart! I love the deliciously-imperfect modifications that probably ended up making it taste ten times better than it would have originally! (And for the record, I bet Martha secretly uses store-bought crust too!)


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