Take A Break and Bake the Most Fruitilicious Fruit Pie That Will Make You Forget Your Name
Delicious Peach Fruit Pie That Is Perfect For An Unforgettable Afternoon Delight
Back when I was still a little girl, a delicious bite off of my grandmother’s pie always took me out of this world. When my granny died, her recipes were never passed on to anyone in the family. So having that special bond with my maternal grandmother, the first dessert I tried to make when I got my very own kitchen, were fruit pies.
I also remember one afternoon, it was a weekend, my mom and I had been eating dessert and all of a sudden we both missed granny. We reminisced the delicious crunchy top of her pies and the rest of her sumptuous dishes . That conversation with my mom gave me the urge to search the web for a similar fruit pie, and came across this recipe by Thomas Joseph. I followed it and it came out just perfect!
- 8 cups of Peaches ( 2 & 3/4 lbs of fresh peaches)
- 1/2 cup (if the fruit is ripe and sweet) or 3/4 cup of Sugar (if the fruit is not so sweet)
- 1/4 tsp of Salt
- 1/4 tsp of Ground Ginger
- 4 tbsp of All Purpose Flour or Cornstarch or Tapioca Starch
- 2 discs of (13-inch in diameter) Pie Dough
- 1 tbsp of Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp of Unsalted Butter cut into small cubes
- 1 cup of Egg Wash: 1 egg yolk mixed w/ 1 tbsp heavy cream
1. Prepare the filling
A.) Cut the peaches into wedge
Cut the peaches into half-inch wedges. It is best to cut it down to this size because it will cook down but not so much that it will lose the texture of the peaches.
B.) Add sugar, salt, ground ginger and flour
Add the sugar, the salt, the ground ginger (to taste) and the flour that acts as a thickening agent.
2. Set the pie crust
Roll the pie dough up to 1/8 inch thick. Then roll it into your rolling pin and carefully roll it out on your pan. Use your hand to gently press it down on the pie plate. Add the lemon juice to the bottom of the pie crust.
3. Dot with unsalted butter
Dot the unsalted butter on top of the filling.
4. Drape the top crust over the filling, chill and cut
Trim away the excess sides of the pie crust to about half an inch away from the edge. Pinch a little bit of the edges and then turn the dough under, tucking into the pie plate a little bit. For a simple crimped edge, use well-floured fingers, gently push in with your thumb and press in with your two fingers creating a fluid or creamed edge. Then cut vents in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking.
5. Brush with egg wash
After putting the pie in the freezer for about 20 minutes, brush gently and evenly some egg wash on the top of the pie. For a little bit of crunch and texture, sprinkle a little bit of sanding sugar or regular granulated sugar over the top of the pie.
6. Bake the pie
Transfer the pie to a parchment-lined baking sheet with a wire rack to allow easy cleanup and also air circulation around the pie to ensure a brown crisp bottom crust. Place the pie into that pre-heat oven for around 425 °F for 10 minutes. After that, reduce the temperature down to 375 °F and bake the pie for about an hour to an hour and a half until the juices are bubbling in the center and that bottom crust is nice and brown.
Cooked and done!
Let it cool completely before slicing to prevent the insides from sliding out from in between your crust. A perfect slice of pie with a golden brown, crisp bottom crust.
Tips and Tricks on Making A Fruit Pie:
The general ratio when adding thickener is 2 cups fruit is equal to 1 tbsp thickener. The reason for adding thickeners is so that you will not end up with a runny pie.
The lemon juice is a good addition since it gives acidity and brightness to help counter all the sweetness of the sugar. Butter is very important because it acts as another thickening agent. The vents will prevent you from ending up with a very soggy pie.
You can view the recipe in action through this video by Everyday Food, done by one of their chefs, Thomas Joseph:
This is a quick recipe that anyone can catch up to. What a whole new way to eat pie. The crispy crust is just simply amazing! When I cooked this for my kids and my mom, they were simply robbed out of things to say. Start making one for dinner later and awe your family with its fruitilicious goodness of a pie. And tell you what? I felt like granny was with us every time I would bake this peach pie.
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Originally posted on June 14, 2016 @ 9:41 am