Mmmm…. Fresh Peach Pie!
(Day #29: 30-Day Blog Challenge)
It’s no secret that I love to bake. Like really, really, REALLY love to bake. I just wish that I didn’t really love to eat everything that I bake and because honestly, the heat from the oven makes my pants shrink. 😉 Really, it’s the heat and not the fact that I eat too much of it. You might just have to take my word on this…
I purchased a bunch of peaches with no idea of what I was going to make with them. Maybe peach ice cream… sounded good! What about a peach cobbler? Or how about peach cupcakes? (everyone knows about my love affair with cupcakes!) Nope. I wanted to bake something that I had never made before. I settled on a peach pie. Believe it or not, I had never made a pie before (cakes, cookies and other desserts I have made but never a pie). You can view all of the baked goods that I have made and posted HERE! (which doesn’t even come close to how many I have made and never posted!)
I hopped on Pinterest and found the most delicious peach pie I could find and set out to make it. After a minor error of me placing the pie in the oven with 1/2 the ingredients missing in the filling (what was I thinking?!) and having to rip apart the crust, emptying out the filling to mix in the rest and then remaking the lattice top, it came out of the oven perfectly.
About the lattice top: I really wanted to do it (even with it being my 1st pie) because it’s so pretty and I think it makes a pie look amazing. I have always “heard” that it was difficult to do and I found that to be very untrue. Shawn actually helped and did about half of it himself! That’s how easy it was to make. The site where I got the recipe from, has a link to how to do it with photos explaining it all. You can view that HERE if you’re interested.
I think I now have found a new favorite thing to bake. It’s so quick and easy and didn’t require a sink full of dishes like some other things that I have baked. It was so sweet and the peaches still soft and juicy. I wish that I could have an ever lasting pie to just eat every day. Michael took a couple slices into work and it got gobbled up quickly. I found the recipe HERE at Natasha’s Kitchen and I definitely give it 2 thumbs up! Yumm!