“It snowed here this weekend, but I’m going to pretend it’s still summer.” Sounds good, Kristine, @theearnestbaker! I’m going with it and posting the peach pie post I’ve been sitting on since August.
Peach pies are great on their own, but if you’ve got a few blueberries, toss them in too! I use my favorite pie crust, and a filling that’s a merge of Joy of Cooking and Fannie Farmer.
Deep Dish Peach Pie with Blueberries
adapted from Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking
- 6 cups peeled, pitted, sliced peaches sliced approx. 1/4"
- a handful or two of blueberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp salt
- double-crust pie dough
Stir together all ingredients and let stand 15 minutes, stirring again a few times.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out pie dough rounds and fit bottom crust into deep-dish pie dish (9" diameter x 2" deep). Spoon in peach filling and fit top crust. Set pie dish on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake 30 minutes at 425° then lower to 350° for 30 more minutes.
Recipe Notes / Tips
- To peel peaches: drop in boiling water for a minute then into an ice bath. The skins should slip off with the knick of a knife. If not, plunge into boiling water for another minute. If the skins are really stuck, like some of the peaches that make their way out here to Montana, cut them off with your paring knife.