Peach Pie

posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

You know the recipe is good
when you have a note to the dad
"did you change his diaper"
on the same sheet of paper as the recipe.

Our friends, the Adairs, are a kick. They live in Texas but come to live in Santa Cruz in the summer for fun. They're always up for an impromptu dinner party. They're great. This week they leave back to Texas. Has summer really gone by this fast?

On Sunday Jen made a peach pie that blew me out of the water. She doesn't do cooked fruits so this was fresh from the Farmer's Market, juicy, cold peaches served with a delicious sauce over a crispy pie crust.

So far this has been the best thing I've had all summer.

Peach Pie
pie crust
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter shortening
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup limeade
  • 10 ripe freestone peaches
Pie Crust-
  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl
  2. cut in the butter shortening
  3. Add water slowly by pouring it over your knuckles so that the dough gets evenly wet. Pour a little, then mix, then pour more and mix. Repeat until it forms a ball
  4. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  5. Roll it out and bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes. (Makes 2 pie crusts. For this recipe you will only need one. Pie crusts can be frozen for up to a month)
  1. Stir all of the ingredients in a sauce pan until it is medium thick and clear.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator.
Assembling the peaches-
  1. Wash and remove the skins from the peaches.
  2. Cut in thick slices.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the sauce on top of the pie crust.
  4. Gently put all of the slices of peaches on top of the sauce
  5. Pour the remaining sauce on top and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Next time you're in Texas go say hi to Jen and Sam for me
and thank her for the recipe.


  1. I was thinking about you today and wanted you to know that I LOVE YOU and I APPRECIATE YOUR FRIENDSHIP SO.MUCH.

  2. oh wow. that looks AMAZING! I like being food twiners with you :)

  3. I love peach pie, but have never tried making it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Yum. I just made my first peach pie not too long ago either. I LOVE them.

  5. This looks completely delicious.

  6. Oh this looks so delicious! I will be stopping by again, I do love PIE!!

    xo Mary Jo

  7. Yum! I like the idea of not cooking the peaches!

  8. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog or it would have taken me sooner to find yours: I truly love it! The pictures and your overall layout it so simple and beautiful, my favorite. Look forward to seeing what else you come up with :)

  9. That looks delicious. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a new follower of yours. It's great.

  10. This pie looks DELICIOUS. I have a bunch of peaches, I may need to make this! Thanks for the recipe.

    And thanks for visiting my blog! As for the Toms, I found at different stores they had different prices. Some were outrageously expensive, but others were pretty cheap! Plus where I live I haven't seen anyone wearing them, so they're pretty unique here. :) But I do agree that they are very trendy.

  11. Looks fabulous. Your photos are making my mouth water.
    And that Bargain Barn sounds fascinating. We have similar things like that in Aussie op shops but more as a sale when things have to be moved on.

  12. This cold peach pie looks delicious. I am heading to Atlanta next weekend. I will bring home some Georgia peaches and try this one out...or whoa my future in laws...while we're down there. Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way :)

  13. This sounds and looks amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  14. these pics look absolutely delish and almost too good to eat!

    thanks for stopping by my blog...i love yours! lets follow each other? =)

    have a lovely weekend!


  15. Thanks for your comment! this looks delicious!! :)

  16. Ooh, the limeade is a nice touch. So different! Love the flavors.


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