peach pie

peach lemonade pie

For our “Let There Be Light” dinner I wanted to make a fresh pie that screamed Spring time. It just so happened that the day following the time change was Pi Day. I happen to think Pi Day should be a holiday in itself to celebrate the wonderful dessert, pie!

Nothing says Spring time to me than peach pie so that is what I made. However after making the filling with the peaches and cutting down on the sugar I felt that it was still a bit too sweet. But the only thing I had on hand to balance the sweetness was lemonade. It was definitely one of those life hands you lemon moments and the lemonade was the perfect pairing with the peaches!

I will most definitely be making this pie again this summer!

ingredients

  • 6 cups peaches
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • large splash of lemonade
  • pie crust of choice

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your preferred pie crust. Remember to always use super cold water, a cold bowl and refrigerate your crust after making.
  3. Mix together peaches, brown and white sugar, vanilla and cornstarch in a large pot. Cook over low to medium heat until peaches begin to break down.
  4. While the mixture is cooling add a splash or two of lemonade depending on your tangy preference.
  5. Prepare the pie crust on a well floured surface. Separate the crust into two balls. Roll the first half out for the bottom of the pie and insert it into the pan.
  6. Carefully pour the fruit mixture into the pie pan.
  7. Roll out the second half of the crust into a large circle.
  8. To make an art deco styled flower, use a shot glass or any other circular object to cut circles out of the second crust. Cover the pie with the second crust.
  9. Press around the edges to seal the pie.
  10. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Enjoy a slice or two with a heaping scoop of ice-cream!

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a ball of dough

the second ball of dough

peaches galore!

peaches galore!

the cutouts

the shot glass cutouts

art-deco (ish) flower pie

art-deco (ish) flower pie!

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baked to perfection!

baked to perfection!

Enjoy!

taylor brass

brass blossom

snowflake pie delight

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I knew the Holidays were going to be absolutely crazy this year as I was only home for about three weeks. So before the madness ensued we had a few friends over for dessert and drinks. I threw together a pie and topped it with some snowflakes. We enjoyed some pie, some popcorn, some drinks and an episode or two of MeatEater.

Yes, we all snuggled on the couch plus a black dog or two and watched a hunting show. If that’s not Idaho, I don’t know what is. As the boy professed this summer, it was one of those romantic little friend nights that was just perfect.

So without further ado here is the most simple pie recipe that I usually end up eye balling!

ingredients

  • 2 cups peaches
  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups sugar (i used brown)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • pie crust of your choice
  • fun cookie cutter!

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your preferred pie crust. Remember to always use super cold water, a cold bowl and refrigerate your crust after making.
  3. Mix together the fruit, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and squeeze of lemon in a large pot. Heat over low to medium heat until the mixture thickens a bit.
  4. Separate pie crust into two balls. Roll out the first for the bottom of the pie and insert it into your pie pan.
  5. Carefully pour your fruit mixture into the pie pan, careful not to make any dribbles on your crust!
  6. Roll out the second ball. Cut a fun shape into the middle. I used a snowflake in honor of the plethora of snow we had before the Holidays. Lay over the pie. Cut around the edge.
  7. Press around the edge to make a fun pattern.
  8. Use any extra pie crust you have to make two more of the same shape and place on either side of the cutout shape.
  9. Dust with sugar.
  10. Bake 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Enjoy a piece of pie with some ice-cream, popcorn (obvi), drinks and good company!
the cutest snowflake cookie cutter + a crazy amount of flour

the cutest snowflake cookie cutter + a crazy amount of flour

my favorite measuring spoons

my favorite measuring spoons

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ready to be topped

ready to be topped

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obviously should have taken off the price marker….

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just a “dusting” of sugar…more is more?

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enjoy!

enjoy!

taylor brass

brass blossom