Classic Peach Pie. Mother natures natural sweetness comes shining through in this pie adorned with a minimum of sugar and spice.
Ahh, there is nothing like the sweet aroma’s of summer. Peaches and nectarines rank right up there worthy of a “10”. This classic peach pie is remembered fondly from my youth, though it was not prepared for us often enough as far as I’m concerned. Funny thing is I’m all about chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate but find this pie ever so comforting and satisfying. The bare bones preparation encourages mother nature’s sweet nectar to take center stage. One taste and you’ll find it hard to believe there is only a half cup sugar in the entire pie.
The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what makes this pie shine so brightly. A buttery flaky crust, fresh peaches, a bit of sugar and spice. That’s it. Purists might even balk at serving vanilla ice cream as a side complement though I’d personally advise you to do so. Leftovers – if you’re lucky, are a great way to start the day with your morning cup of coffee.
Be sure to allow this pie to cool completely to avoid peach soup on your plate. The cooling is necessary for the natural pectin and cornstarch to do their job.