Monday, July 5, 2010

peaches come in a can, they were put there by a man

Well, not these peaches!!
I am so happy about how this pie turned out. Normally my pies look ugly, with a mashed crust that's too dark, and the inside is mushy and bubbles out all over the place. I've just never been able to make an all around GOOD pie before, so I was nervous when I first attempted this peach pie.
You see, my dad LOVES peaches, and he especially loves peach pie. Originally I was going to use canned peaches, but I figured I'd go all out and buy fresh ones, despite the extra effort and money.

Look at that baby. Delectable!

I used..

5 cups of peaches, peeled and sliced
lemon juice to squeeze over the peaches while preparing the pie shell
1/2 cup flour
1 cup white sugar
some cinnamon and nutmeg. I didn't really measure it.
a dash of salt (sorry! I don't measure unless it's something that's going to affect the baking)
butter to dot the top
1 egg, beaten, for an egg wash.

I preheated the oven to 450 and combined the flour, sugar, spices and salt and mixed, then poured it over the peaches to cover them. It got pretty gloppy, so I may have had too much dry ingredients.
I used a 9" pie pan (from Pioneer Pies, a favorite restaurant from Oklahoma) and poked holes in the bottom crust, plopped the filling in and put small pieces of butter on top before putting on the lattice top. I then rolled the excess dough from the bottom up over the edges of the lattice and crimped. It worked pretty well! I put an egg wash over every exposed piece of pie crust and stuck it in the oven for 10 minutes, then turned it down to 350 to bake another 30 minutes.

My only problem with this is that there was too much liquid. I think this may have been because of the extra dry ingredients the subsequent glopiness of the filling before baking. I would try to decrease that next time I bake this. Other than that it tasted really good! It didn't have that thick syrupy filling that grocery store peach pies have. It wasn't overly sweet, and the cinnamon and nutmeg really gave it a good flavor. This pie was definitely worth the effort, the title of this post, however, was not, as I now have that Presidents of the United States of America song Peaches stuck in my head.

1 comment:

  1. i didn't know you were exciting...i am thinking about doing a blog myself...can't decide if i can handle the honesty factor...not my own honesty...but other people's reaction to LisaKay