The Secret to the Best Homemade Peach Pie
I hope everybody had a good weekend. In yesterday’s post I shared with you my recipe for homemade pie crust. Now that you know how to make a pie crust we need something to put in that pie 🙂 With Summer upon us I thought that I would share the very first pie that I ever made by myself. A peach pie is one of the easiest and fastest pies that you can throw together last minute.
This pie has a special meaning to me. Not only was it the first pie that I ever made but this recipe came to me from my grandmother. With some of my recipes there is a story.
The Peach Pie Story 🙂
Peach pie is one of my families favorite pies. During any holiday or get together it was not a family get together unless there was a peach pie! When I finally discovered how much I loved baking this is the first pie recipe that I requested from my grandmother. Not only is it easy but there is only four ingredients. FOUR!!
Anyhoo back to my story. My grandmother was a 6′ no nonsense kind of woman. One minute she was in the kitchen baking a pie and the next minute she was on the tractor raking hay right along side my grandfather. She was from a generation where life was hard and the work even harder.
Whenever I make this pie I remember her sitting on the tractor with her straw hat and a smile on her face. That was another thing about my grandmother I never remember her ever being in a bad mood 🙂 Ever! Even when she was holding my grandfather’s hand as he was battling and eventually passed away from cancer. She taught me that no matter what laughter and a smile can get you through about anything. I hope you enjoy making this peach pie as much I enjoy sharing the story behind the pie!
Let’s start baking……peach pie
You should start with your pie crust. Make sure it is rolled out and ready so when you make the peaches you can easily dump them into the pie pan. Click here to get the recipe for the homemade pie crust.
To start you will need 12 ripe peaches. This is the secret to a perfect peach pie. You have to have soft peaches and they should smell sweet. If you can’t smell them then they probably aren’t ripe enough.
Peel the peaches and slice them into a mixing bowl.
Add 4 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Stir until it is completely mixed. The peaches should appear like they have a glaze on them now.
Pour into the pie pan.
Put the top crust onto the pie.
Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. The top of the pie should be a golden brown.
- 12 ripe peaches
- 4 tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Peel and slice your peaches
- Add flour, sugar and cinnamon
- Mix until a glaze appears on the peaches
- Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes
What is your favorite pie to eat? Let me know and it may appear in a post on my blog 🙂