Just Peachy

Happy First Day of Fall! I'm six weeks into the school year and I'm still in denial that the wonderful summer is over. I will admit though, the cooler weather is making the end of summery days just a little bit easier. As a sort of last ode to summer I thought I'd do one of the most summery things I could think of: bake a peach pie!. A family friend and fellow blogger, Paula Bicknell, grows the most delicious peaches in her family's orchard, so when I picked some up at the farmers market, I couldn't help but share this special recipe.

My family has been using this same recipe for as long as I can remember. The beat up and torn cook book I use was actually a wedding present to my parents, but you can also find the same recipe here!

Sweet and Summery Peach Pie

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, mix 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
3. Stir in 5 cups fresh sliced peaches and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

4. Spoon peach mixture into crust. (This is the crust recipe I used).

5. Roll second crust over the top of filled pie.

6. (Optional) Use excess pie crust to cut out designs. Place on top of crust.

7.  Crimp the edges together with a fork and cut slits in top crust.

8. Cover the edge of crust with foil strips.
9. Bake for about 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
10. Let cool for about 2 hours.

I didn't wait for my pie to cool completely, so it kind of fell apart when I tried to serve it. But no worries, a scoop of ice cream on top solved that problem! It turned out deliciously and was my perfect "farewell" to summer. Happy baking!

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