Eat a Peach Pie

I made a peach pie for my brother for his birthday.  When I was in high school, my brother and I went to see the Allman Brothers Band play a couple of times in Atlanta.  Always a favorite of his, the Allman Brother’s also became one of my favorite bands.  When I was thinking about making this pie, I remembered the cover of one of the band’s albums was called “Eat a Peach.”  What better name to call this pie than “Eat a Peach Pie”?

My brother, affectionately known as “Bubba,” recently broke his arm at work.  In the picture above you can see his cast, upon which my sister drew a Superman symbol. For all the kids in our family, “Uncle Bubba” is a superman.  He is their hero, and their favorite playmate.

Happy Birthday Bubba!

Eat a Peach Pie

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 stick of unsalted butter chopped into small pieces.

1/2 cup of ice water

Use food processor to blend first three ingredients.  Slowly add butter and pulse a few times careful not to over mix.  Then slowly add water until dough forms.  Remove from food processor and chill in refrigerator about 30 minutes.  After the dough has had time to chill, remove and place on lightly floured surface.  Cut dough in half and roll out one of the halves into a thin circle.  Place dough into 9 inch pie dish and set the rest of the dough aside for the top.

For the filling:

8 medium-large size peaches, washed, pealed and cut

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup corn starch

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  If peaches are extra juicy, you may want to add a little more cornstarch.  Pour peaches into pie dish and roll out remaining dough to place on top.  You can either place the whole piece on top and then cut out holes, or cut dough into strips and place on top in lattice.

Place pie in oven and bake for about 1 hour.  For prettiest looking crust, brush top with egg yolk and sprinkle sugar.

Serves about 8

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