The long awaited peach season is upon us here in my hometown of Alpine. And according to Rachel at S & R Fruit it’s going to be a bumper year. My general philosophy is “Eat as much as I can and bottle the rest.”
In keeping with this idea, I made Fresh Peach Pie this weekend. This pie is so refreshing and delicious… it’s been a family favorite for years. The flavor is so wonderful when the peaches are not cooked. It’s one of my favorite recipes from my Mom.
Here’s the recipe:
Mom’s Fresh Peach Pie
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 4 heaping Tbsp. Corn Starch
- Yellow Food Coloring
- ¼ cup fresh Lemon Juice
- Pinch of Salt
- ¼ cup Butter (1/2 stick)
- 6 Peaches, peeled and sliced
- Precooked 9 inch Pie Shell
Combine water, sugar, cornstarch, food coloring, lemon juice and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk until combined. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until thick (and hard to stir.) Remove from heat and add butter, stir until melted and combined. Add peaches and gently fold to coat. Pour into precooked pie shell. Refrigerate for 4 hours to set.
Top with whipped cream and serve.
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Here’s the steps:
1. Make sure to pre-bake your pie shell. Today I am using a Marie Calender’s frozen pie shell. They are fast, easy and really good… though not as cheap as making your own. I happened to have this one in my freezer and appreciated the time savings…
I do know how to make a pie crust… I have been working on my pie crust skills and may write about it one of these days. But it is still a work in progress… with some spectacular failures and some good successes. I am determined to become a great pie maker someday…
2. Next peel and slice your peaches.
3. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 4 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch, a few drops of food coloring, 1/4 cup lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
(Here’s what I mean by heaping tablespoons of cornstarch)
4. Once your glaze is really thick (almost hard to stir,) remove from the heat and stir in your 1/2 stick of butter.
5. Now fold in your peaches. Ignore that whisk. Gently fold them in with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
Like this… nice and gentle. It’s now good enough to eat and I did… You have to sample and make sure you’re on track. But we’re not done yet.
6. Pour into your baked pie shell. And refrigerated for 4 hours to chill thoroughly… if you can wait that long.
7. Top with whipped cream and serve.