Perfect peach pie…

Golden queen peachesWe’ve enjoyed a looooonnnnnnggggg hot summer, and even though its officially autumn our weather station informs me that its still 27 C right now – and its 6.30pm! I’m not complaining though, I know winter is just around the corner so I fully intend to remain in summer mode as long as I possibly can.

Of all the fruit and veg our garden has provided this summer, the golden queen peach has been my favourite. So sweet, juicy and so, so peachy… it’s like biting a little bit of summer each time I sink my teeth in. Nothing at all like a ‘brought’ peach; homegrown golden queens really are the royalty of peaches.

Ours are now almost at their end, brown spots are appearing and skins are wrinkling, so tonight I cooked up a simple pie with the last of them.

Peach pieA crusty crispy crust….

Sweet and juicy center, with a hint of lemony tang…

And the smell which fills the kitchen? Heavenly!

A perfect end of summer food… this pie really hit the spot.

With maybe just a smidgen of hokey pokey ice cream! Yum!

Peach pie and ice creamRaewyn’s Perfect Peach Pie

Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 60g cold butter
  • 1/4 c iced water

Pie filling

  • 6-8 peaches (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and zest of a lemon
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 200 C.

Make the dough using a food processor – cut the butter into the flour, then with the motor running add the water in a slow stream. Keep blending until the mix all comes together to form a ball. Roll the dough on a lightly floured board and transfer to pie dish (I like to cook the pie and trim the extra pastry from the edge later).ย  Peel and slice the peaches and arrange in dish.Peach pie 2Heat together the sugar, lemon juice and butter until melted/dissolved, cool slightly, then beat in the egg and pour over the peaches. Transfer to hot oven and bake until set and the pastry is golden… about 30 – 40 minutes- perhaps slightly less than this one, but those crispy edges were deliciously caramelized! Perfect peach pie

Enjoy! How’s your week going? Are you cooking up anything delicious you really just HAVE to share with me? – Jxo

23 thoughts on “Perfect peach pie…

      • H M says:

        Hell, I’m jealous of your summer and I’m just in Christchurch! It really feels like we went straight from spring to autumn by-passing summer here – actually, maybe even straight to mid-winter going by the rain last week… Not good!

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    • Janette says:

      Unfortunately I am seduced by the same tasteless varieties here too… Usually mid winter. They look good but don’t deliver any flavour! Homegrown is the way to go, it’s taken 5 years to get a really decent crop though.

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  1. Joanne Retzler says:

    Janette, that pie looks scrumptious! Can you believe I have never made a peach pie. Maybe next season I will try it. I can’t even imagine what they are like fresh off the tree. Me, I made a spinach lasagne and a meat lasagne for guests, and it was very good. The company was even better! Enjoy! xxoo JO

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  2. Rachael says:

    How wonderful to have peaches in your garden. I remember eating warm peaches straight from the tree when I was fruit picking in Australia and thinking that I would be forever spoiled. As your previous commenter said, even in summer it’s hard to get a peach that good in the UK. Maybe I should try to grow some? You never know.

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  3. Carol Dizbon says:

    We are at the brink of spring, daffodils, red buds, and wild cherry trees blooming. We have wonderful peaches that arrive in June and delicious strawberries starting in May. We literally eat the strawberries by the gallon. Peach cobbler is our favorite next to strawberry cobbler! Will make one tonight to go with my chicken and brown rice. Thanks for your blog.

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  4. Krista Montgomery says:

    Wonderful post! Your pie looks amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe too! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, I love seeing the all the crafty things you do, I also do a lot of crocheting so I enjoy seeing what others do as well! Thanks for updating again! If you’re interested, you can see some of the things I enjoy crocheting on my blog.

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    • Janette says:

      HI Krista, I tried to post a comment a couple of times but for some reason I couldn’t do it. Google kept just deleting the comment. You are so busy, the yarn must be flyng through your fingers! xox

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  5. Maria says:

    I am guessing by the name of the pie the recipe has been handed to you through family and/or friends. Raewyn is such an unusual name, I know of only one other person by this name who happens to come from New Zealand but now lives in Queensland, not far from me. thanks for all of your posts I really enjoy seeing what you have been making and creating.

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