Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Grandma's peach pie

I've never been a huge pie fan. I like it okay and can usually go for a piece around Thanksgiving, but I'm no Doug (who wanted wedding pie instead of cake when he married my sis).


This is no ordinary pie. When I tell you it's incredible, you can believe me because
  1. It's brought to you by Grandma, and everyone knows grandmas make the best baked goods in the world, and

  2. It's not even from my grandma (but rather Cielle's grandma), so you can rest assured that I am not biased by memories of how good this was when I was a child or the knowledge that MY grandma really does make the best homemade rolls/jam. [Note to self in 30 years: Learn how to make the best homemade rolls and jam. I've got the pie down.]

Now here's the catch. You have to use the freshest peaches, so you can only make it in season. Which is now. So don't wait! Do yourself a favor and make one. Do your friends a favor and make two. If you don't have any friends, make several and pass them out on the corner. Couldn't hurt.

Grandma's peach pie

1 pie crust, baked and cooled
6 cups sliced fresh peaches (we peeled ours too)
1 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. fruit juice (I think I blended peach nectar and pineapple juice for this, but you can use anything)
2 T. lemon juice

Mash enough sliced peaches to make one cup. Arrange the remaining peaches in the pie crust and set it aside. (You may have to pack those babies in.) Put the peach mash into a saucepan and add the sugar, cornstarch, and fruit juice over medium heat. Stir until thick and bubbly, and then remove from heat. Pour the mixture over the peaches and refrigerate for 3 hours.


Shannon said...

I require that all pie be served with ice cream. It looks very delish!

Alexis said...

We need the crust recipe too! I am not sure even the best filling can save a bad crust.

Kat Dahl said...

Wow...that looks super easy to make. Many pies are quite convoluted and crazy hard, but this one definitely needs a try!

Sarah said...

It definitely looks easy (requirement number 1, check) and delicious (requirement number 2, check) and I agree with you on everything you said about pies. I'm not a big pie eater either, which is why I think I will like how this pie has no top crust. I have plans to farmer market it up this weekend and get dem fresh peaches. I'll let you know!

Kristen said...

Ooh. Yum. And the jam thing really isn't that hard, btw. I made my first batch this summer and it was delish! But not as good as Grandma's. Something about all that love going into it makes it taste better.