June 15, 2011

Fresh Peach Pie

We have a young peach tree, and this is our second year getting a ton of baby peaches in May. They are so good and sweet, and nothing is better than eating fruit straight off the tree. We haven't quite yet figured out how to consume all that the tree produces though. One thing we did make with this crop was a delicious fresh peach pie.

Fresh Peach Pie
8 to 9 peaches, peeled and sliced (or if your peaches are smaller - like ours that number goes up to about 20)
1 baked pie crust

1 1/3 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. cold water
1/3 c. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1 T. lemon juice

Place sugar and 1/2 cup cold water in saucepan. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining 3/4 cup cold water. Then gradually add it to the sugar mixture. Cook this over medium heat until it's thick. Add salt, lemon juice and 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red. (or you can do what we did. Just puree up some of your left over peaches and add them instead of the food coloring. It worked really well - and added some yumminess as well!). Pour the glaze over peaches, mix and pour into your pie crust. Chill in the fridge and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. That pie looks so yummy! I love fresh peach pie! I bet it is especially delicious with home grown peaches!