This is the perfect time for peaches. Here, we purchase Niagara peaches. I haven't had a bad peach yet, this season. They are juicy and wonderful. You just wait about two days after you buy them and they are exquisite.
I was in the school today for part of the day. Don't even get me started. This is going to be a September for the record books. When I got home and had something to eat and checked the chickens and so forth, I thought, I need something indulgent. There were all these luscious peaches socially distancing from each other on a big platter on the counter and I thought, "Peach pie!"
This is my standard, my time tested recipe that I've made for years. Even my home made crust turned out well! The planets must be aligned.
I peeled several peaches and cut them up. Into the pie shell they went.
Do NOT scrimp on the amount of peaches you put in a peach pie. Every bite must be full of peach.
Next was the topping, in this case, the glaze. The recipe is called Glazed Peach Pie, but in fact, the "glaze" is more like a very sloppy sugar cookie.
It consists of flour, sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Then you drop big dollops of it all over the peaches and smooth it out as much as possible.
The aroma was heavenly as it was baking. I also roasted some chicken legs (they were on sale) with my favourite "herbs de province" seasoning. That helped with the whole harvest kitchen setting.
It came out perfectly!
However, we weren't the only ones to benefit from my baking efforts. All of those peach skins and little bits that I cut away went straight to "the girls". This next picture shows how as soon as I step out onto the back porch with something in my hand, they rush the fence in anticipation.
They enjoyed their dessert!
I don't know how to add a printable recipe, but here it is if you are interested:
Glazed Peach Pie
aprx. 8 peaches
1 unbaked pie shell
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and slice peaches into unbaked shell. Cream sugar, flour, and butter together. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well and spread over peaches. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 minutes.