Peach pie is a refreshing and sweet summer treat, and when it is homemade, nothing beats it. Since fresh peaches are so juicy, especially when baked, it is important to build a sturdy pie crust instead of buying a pre-made one at the grocery store. Baking a peach pie from scratch can take a little time out of your day, but with some simple baking materials you will have a fresh peach pie that is well worth it.
Preparing The Dough
Combine 2 cups flour and the salt in large mixing bowl, then add the Crisco on top. Cut the flour into the shortening with a fork until the mixture becomes small pieces coated with flour. Add water and stir to thoroughly blend.
Coat hands in flour. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a large bread board. Mold the dough into a ball shape and divide in half equally.
Roll out one half so it is about 12 inches in diameter. Use additional flour on the work surface if needed so it doesn't stick.
Roll dough carefully and gently around the rolling pin. Lift the pin over one side of the pie pan and slowly loosen the dough from the pin so it drops into the pan. Allow about 1 inch of dough to drape over the outer edge of pie pan.
Making Pie With Pre-Made Dough
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix together in a large bowl the white sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour. Mix together to start preparing the peach filling.
Add the peaches, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg to the bowl and toss well to mix everything.
Pour the fruit filling into the pie pan lined with dough (the one you made yourself or a pre-bought shell if desired). Lay small bits of butter evenly across the fruit filling.
Roll out the second half of the dough (or pre-made dough) and carefully drape it over the top of the pie. Trim off any large excess amounts of dough hanging from the sides then secure the bottom and top dough pieces together with your fingers. Slice steam vents in the top piece of dough.
Bake the pie for ten minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake until the juices are bubbling around the edges, around 45 minutes.
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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.