The best thing about this pie is you don't bake the peaches - they are fresh, not mushy and cooked in gelatinous sauce. I believe that means this pie is totally healthy and good for you in every way.
First, you will need to make a pie crust and bake it.
Then, you make a brandy-based filling layer to spread on the bottom of your baked crust. I used this wonderful brandy P and I bought at the Jepson Winery in northern California, where we spent a lovely hour late one afternoon back in 2005 chatting with them about how they make their wines and brandies.
I sampled the wines and brandies and so do not remember how they make them. I just know it was all very lovely.
(Note: You can use Maker's Mark if you don't have brandy. Works just fine!)
You will need a small basket of lovely, fresh peaches. The recipe says to slice and remove the skins. I do peel the peaches when I make this pie, but it's really optional.
Don't they look yummy!
FRESH PEACH PIE
¼ C unsalted butter, softened
1 C powdered sugar
1 T brandy (or Maker’s Mark)
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
6 large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
3 T fresh lemon juice
¼ C sugar
1 ½ C whipping cream
3 T powdered sugar
1 t vanilla extract
Beat butter at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 C powdered sugar and brandy, beating well. Spread in bottom of pastry shell; chill.
Combine peaches, lemon juice, and ¼ C sugar; cover and chill.
Beat whipping cream at high speed with electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 3T powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until soft peaks form. Cover and chill.
Drain peaches; arrange over butter mixture. Dollop whipped cream mixture over peaches (or put one dollop on each slice); serve immediately.
This is not a very good picture of my wonderful pie! Also, the last two pies I've made have suffered from crust shrinkage. See how the crust has shrunk in several places? Anyone know what to do about that? It goes in the oven even all around, I swear it.
Do make this now while the peaches are good! I recommend you make one for you to eat and one for your family.
(Extra note: Reserve the juice from the peaches when you drain them and mix it with a little brandy and pour it over vanilla bean ice cream and -- wow. A whole nother yummy dessert!)
Thanks for all your kind comments on my last post. The answer to all life's troubles should totally be PIE! Don't you agree?