|Peach Pie Fresh Out of the Oven|
Thursday was full of blessings! It was a blessing to have another pain-free day (although I spent it in bed and didn't walk or do anything that might cause a flare up). .
My friend R visited me in the afternoon and it was a blessing to spend a few hours in her company while my daughter was busy with work. It was lovely to see her again and to have someone to talk with, in person. She also cut up a bunch of peaches so that my daughter could freeze them and that was another blessing!
After work, daughter took over a bag of fresh peaches to neighbor T; she also texted one of her friends and asked if she'd like some fresh peaches and perhaps a zucchini - her friend was thrilled and said she'll stop by over the weekend to collect them. We also offered some peaches to the parents of another of her friends - we are waiting to hear back from them.
Later in the evening, I asked daughter if she was up to making a peach pie with some of the rest of the peaches (these are still the peaches that were picked from the broken branches!). She was happy to do so as long as I mixed the dough for the pie crust! So, while she sat at the family room table and cut up the peaches, I sat up in bed and cut the butter into the flour:
|Making the pie dough: cutting in the butter|
|Making the pie dough: adding cold water|
Daughter took over from there, rolled out the pie crust and added the filling. She had asked me if it was necessary to peel the peaches and I really didn't think it was necessary (these peaches have a very thin peel and haven't been sprayed; why waste all that natural fiber, etc.?) So she left the peel on.
The pie filling: fresh peaches, lemon juice, 2/3 cup sugar (reduced from 1 cup called for in the recipe), a bit of flour, cinnamon, nutmeg:
|Peach Pie Filling|
Dotted with a few pats of butter:
|Dotted with Butter|
Then, she added the top crust, brushed it with a beaten egg:
|Peach Pie Ready for Baking|
The pie went into a pre-heated 450F oven for 10 minutes, then, the oven temperature was reduced to 350F and the pie baked for another 30 minutes. Half way through, daughter covered the edges of the pie crust with strips of foil to prevent over browning.
- Friend R's visit
- R cutting up peaches for me
- My laptop didn't break when I dropped it, accidentally!
- Homemade peach pie!