It’s the end of summer here on top of the mountain. I have to admit, this time of year is the most delightful time of year! I love so many changes about it, the cooler temps being probably the best! And thank goodness the temps were lower today because we had quite a task here on the ranch. A heavy task. Five ton heavy to be exact. Yessiree, five ton of hay. We loaded and hauled five ton of hay today. And it was hard work!! So I thought my family might be deserving of a good yummy treat after all that hard work. (Okay, okay, I helped my husband load the five ton, when it came time to unload, I only helped with two ton…but still…..that’s a lot!)
When we got home, I had some peaches teasing me in the fridge. I ate one yesterday and it wasn’t quite as sweet as I liked for fresh peaches, so I knew that a pie would be the perfect use!
I am “borrowing” the directions for the crust from my other blog. Same crust, super yummy!
Pulse again until dough pulls into a ball.
Set aside to rest (preferably in refrigerator).
While that’s resting, let’s work on the filling!
Peel and slice five peaches. In bowl, add 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix together.
Now lets work on the crust. This crust is super yummy, but very very delicate and messy. This pie doesn’t look or prepare in a “proper” way, and I’m completely okay with that!
Using a piece of parchment paper, roll pie out into a circle about 14” in diameter.
Carefully flip crust and paper onto a cookie sheet. Remove paper.
Place filling in center of crust. You will have to work quickly and fold up the edges.
If you have any leakage of the filling, press the bottom of crust to “seal” edge. Again, work quickly.
Sprinkle with sugar (I like turbinado (“Sugar in the Raw”) because of it’s coarseness and depth of flavor or evaporated cane juice).
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Slice and serve with a dollop of fresh churned vanilla ice cream!
If you serve it still warm, with the ice cream melting, the tantalizing flavor melts in your mouth to divine summer sweetness with a touch of crunchy bliss.