Tasty Thursdays: Peach Pie

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Last week was my uncle's birthday and instead of cake, we had peach pie. It was delicious, and I'd like to share this recipe from JoyofBaking.

Pate Brisee (Short Crust Pastry):
  • 2 1/2 cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon (30 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, chilled, and cut into 1 inch (2.54 cm) pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 - 120 ml) ice water
Peach Filling:
  • 6 cups (2 1/2 pounds) (1.1 kg) fresh peaches
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (35 grams) quick cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon (12 grams) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Pate Brisee: In a food processor, place the flour, salt, and sugar and process until combined. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal (about 15 seconds). Pour 1/4 cup (60 ml) ice water in a slow, steady stream, through the feed tube until the dough just holds together when pinched. If necessary, add more water. Do not process for more than 30 seconds.

Turn the dough onto your work surface and gather into a ball. Divide the dough in half, flattening each half into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about one hour before using. This will chill the butter and relax the gluten in the flour.

Peach Filling: Meanwhile, dip the peaches into a large pot of boiling water for about 30 - 60 seconds, depending on the ripeness of each peach. Transfer the fruit to a large bowl of ice water (this stops the cooking process). The skins should now slip easily off the peaches. Cut the peaches in half, remove the stones, and cut the fruit into slices. Place the peach slices in a large bowl
and toss with the sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, salt, and butter. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand, at room temperature, for about 30 minutes so the peaches have time to release their juices, the sugar can dissolve, and the tapioca becomes nice and plump.

After the dough has chilled sufficiently, remove one portion of the dough from the fridge and place it on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry into a 12 inch (30 cm) circle. (To prevent the pastry from sticking to the counter and to ensure uniform thickness, keep lifting up and turning the pastry a quarter turn as you roll (always roll from the center of the pastry outwards).) Fold the dough in half and gently transfer to a 9 inch (23 cm) pie pan. Brush off any excess flour and tuck the overhanging pastry under itself, crimping as desired. Refrigerate the pastry, covered with plastic wrap, while you roll out the second round of pastry.

Remove the second round of pastry from the refrigerator and roll it into a 12 inch (30 cm) circle. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the lower third of the oven.

Remove the pie crust from the refrigerator and gently pour the peach filling into the chilled pie crust. Moisten the edges of the pie shell with a little water and then place the top crust over the peaches. Tuck any excess pastry under the bottom crust and then crimp the edges using your fingers or a fork. Using a sharp knife, make 3 - 2-inch (5 cm) slits from the center of the pie out towards the edge of the pie to allow the steam to escape. Lightly brush the top crust with cream and sprinkle with a little granulated white sugar.

Bake the pie for about 45 - 60 minutes or until the crust is a deep golden brown color and the juices are bubbling and thick. If the edges of the pie are browning too much during baking, cover with a foil ring.

Place the baked pie on a wire rack to cool for an hour. Serve at room temperature with softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Leftovers can be stored for a couple of days at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

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noone said...

yumm thanks for sharing. and to your previous post I do love it when Rihanna has natural hair, and that song has been stuck in my head all week!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh this looks delicious - I want! :)

Slamdunk said...

Excellent. Peach pie is at the top of my dessert preferences.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love Peach Pie!! It is soo soo delicious!! =)

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Sherin said...

Looks so delicious! I really wish I had some skills in the kitchen now.

little luxury list said...

Yumm like a delicious breath of summer!

Maddy said...

The best part of eating pie is the crust!!! I usually end up breaking all the edges and leaving the filling alone :)

ediot said...

OH. i always love your recipes! this looks yummy.
actually i cope and paste a lot of your recipes to a book i have at home.. ;) that's how much i like these posts.
hope you're having a good week
take care

Josie said...

I loooove peaches but have never tried making a peach pie -- love the idea of it as a winter treat!
xo Josie

Tiffany Kadani said...

You just made me soooo hungry!

Andee Layne said...

i must try this! havent made peach pie or cobbler in ages!

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Christina Key said...

I am so fuc*ing hungry now! xD
Great post! :)


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Isabel said...

OMG that looks delicious!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm not really into pie but these photos of it make it look tasty, indeed.


Anna G said...

I love homemade pie. It makes the holidays so special. My family all make pumpkin, I would love to change it up.

Grace said...

Goodness, that looks delish! Just in time for the holidays.

OneCraftyFox said...

This looks so delish!! I [heart] pie and actually prefer it over cake. It has been ages since I have baked a pie... or anything else for that matter. This is tempting, I am bookmarking.

Hope you are having a fantastic start to the holidays, sweetie.

Arini Desianti Parawi said...

woah!!! look so yummy.. but i'm not in the mood to cook..maybe i should give this recipe to my friend and ask her to make this pie..haha


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michelle_ said...

YUMMM ! looks sssooooo goodd :)

have a great fridayyyy ! :)
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Sweet said...

great treat...and the recipe is good...I wish I can bake here in my pad so that I can try some of your tasty thursday treats love...


B a la Moda said...

I have never tried the peach pie. Looks delicious.

B* a la Moda

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Unknown said...

Woo hoo, delish! Loving the music today too! XX!

E said...

This sounds absolutely divine! I want to try this!

Anonymous said...

Yummy <3

Raquel said...

yum! I just ate and got hungry now!

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k said...

I tried making a peach pie once and it did not go over well! Maybe this recipe will be better!

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