Thursday, July 25, 2013

Peach Season=Pie Season

Peaches are in season where I live now!

I am very excited about this!!!!!!!

Partner does not like peaches, which means that I only have to share with the tiny human and maybe the guinea pigs - if I feel like it.

I have made delicious peach pie!

Look at the super-peachy insides!

I have eaten too much sugar!!

Make your own peach pie:
1 prepared pie shell (I cheated an used a frozen Tenderflake)
granulated sugar
quick-cooking rolled oats
brown sugar
butter or margarine
peaches (I used a 3L basket of peaches, minus the 3 or 4 I had already eaten)

Preheat the oven to 350F
Peel and slice your peaches
An easy way to peel peaches is to cut a little X in the skin at the bottom of the peach, put them in a heat-safe bowl or pot, and pour over freshly boiled water from the kettle.  Let sit for 30 seconds to a minute, and then run them under cold water to stop them from cooking.  The skins should be loose and easy to rub off with your hands.
Put your peeled & sliced peaches in a bowl and sprinkle over a nice layer of cinnamon goodness.  Then add some sugar (I just eyeballed it - I think I used about a half cup).  Feel free to add a little bit, and then taste and adjust accordingly.
Then drop in 2 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch and stir everything together.

To make the crumble topping, mix together around a cup of oats with 2-3 heaping tablespoons of cold butter or margarine and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  Mix together with a fork until it appears crumbly then pour over the top of your pie.

Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes and then let it cool for 10 minutes minimum, despite the temptation to cut into it right away.

Eat pie. Get a sugar buzz. 


  1. Yummmm! My mum used to make an upside down cake with peaches and walnuts on the bottom (which ends up on top) and then a butter cake on top (which ends up on the bottom).
    Peach jam is always cooking on the stove in the new year here:)

    1. That sounds tasty! I'm not making peach jam, but that's because I still have lots left in the freezer from last year.