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Perfect Peach Pie

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Remember Mom's (or Grandma's) delicious, mouthwatering, scrumptious pies. Read up and Linuxmom will teach you a delicious homemade summer pie recipe to satiate you tastebuds. Chock full of peaches, it's not only tasty, but it's healthy!
 
 
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Step 1: A perfect pie begins with a perfect crust.........

A perfect crust should be light and flaky. It melts away in your mouth, complimenting the filling, not overpowering it.

It takes awhile to learn how to make the perfect crust. Overworking the dough, either over mixing or over rolling, will lead to a tough crust. To much moisture makes the dough difficult to roll. Adding to much flour results in a dry, tough, difficult to roll crust.

Just remember once you've mastered the crust, the filling is "easy as pie".



Step 2: Oil Pastry Crust Recipe

1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons cold water

Mix together the flour and salt. Pour oil and water into cup (DO NOT stir). Add to flour mixture. Stir lightly until a ball is formed. Flatten. Roll.

Remember that atmospheric conditions will affect your flour. Depending on the humidity levels where you live, you may have to increase the amount of water. Do this sparingly!

This recipe makes ONE crust. I, personally, make my crust one at a time. Feel free to double and divide the dough evenly for TWO crusts.
kmiller331 year ago
Loved the detailed instructions and pictures, and simple ingredients :) I made it in 4 ramekins, since it's just my husband and I, this way we can freeze them and just take out a portion at a time. Cooked for 25 minutes, turned out beautifully!!!
Fantastic. The crust consistently turns out very well.
lenora14 years ago
How many pies does this make?
favrewife5 years ago
My first time baking pies for thanksgiving and I was really skeptical about the crust, but it turned out really great. The crust was the easy part!
linuxmom (author)  favrewife5 years ago
Happy it all turn out well...can't say my first attempts at pie crusts were the best. Thanks for the comment
selly5 years ago
I'm making this pie today for the second time, and it's really the best pie I've ever tasted.. I'm from Holland and over here we don't know this gooey jummie delicious pies, and everyone who has tasted it, loved it.. So I just want to say thanks for sharing this great amazing recipe with us..
linuxmom (author)  selly5 years ago
Glad you enjoyed it....thanks for the comment.
endarthur5 years ago
Two last questions before plunging in the never-turn-back world of peach pie making: How much would those 8 peaches wheight, on average? Would using canned peaches be ok? Thanks again for everything, and congratulations on the win.
linuxmom (author)  endarthur5 years ago
-My original recipe states that 2 (29 0z) cans of peaches (drained) can be substituted for the fresh peaches. Try it and see, I've always used fresh. -Not sure on the weight........remember that depending on how full you like your pie filling to be, you can use anywhere from 6 - 12 peaches in a pie! (Maybe even more.....???) -Try Canida's suggestion and add a little ginger--sounds like it'd be great! Let me know how it goes. And I promise, in the pie making world practice makes perfect!
:(

Why must you tease me so? Presenting such a delicious, mouthwatering pie, knowing I can't have any?

*Grumbles about not being there to eat it, watery mouth, and growling stomach.*
linuxmom (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll5 years ago
Ah, but look at it this way.........Feed a man a piece of pie, make him happy today. Teach him how to make pie, make him happy for a lifetime!
Wise words indeed!
linuxmom (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll5 years ago
Voting starts tomorrow!
Good thing I found an internet cafe! *Sips hot chocolate.*
linuxmom (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll5 years ago
What! No pie!
Actually, the place I'm at specializes in pie. I have a different piece of pie every time I come here! I'm actually eating pie right now! :D

Congrats on the win!
linuxmom (author)  Spl1nt3rC3ll5 years ago
Thanks..........if you find a really good one, ask for the recipe!
i am so very happy right now! now to make my mom bake that pie...
linuxmom (author)  AnarchistAsian5 years ago
Just offer to peel and slice the peaches......I love it when LinuxH4x0r and Tuxgirl help out.....
wow they're actually your kids?
linuxmom (author)  AnarchistAsian5 years ago
Wow, they are, aren't they? Children, it's almost time for blueberry pie!
yay, pie!
=( ,but not for me...
linuxmom (author)  AnarchistAsian5 years ago
A vote would be greatly appreciated!
righto!
zachninme5 years ago
Mmm! Looks tasty! The filling looks like it kinda fell apart, though. Have you tried adding something like petcin or even cornstarch to try to keep it solid? Still, I bet it tastes really awesome!
linuxmom (author)  zachninme5 years ago
Don't forget to vote!
linuxmom (author)  zachninme5 years ago
Thanks for the comment. It does that when it's fresh from the oven....it does set up better when cool. Think Grandma, (not Bakers Square)....warm, gooey, yummy comfort food!
LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
Hmm, I wonder if DHL ships refrigerated? I wish I was there! Not bad, but next time turn on all the lights (living, dining, and kitchen) and turn off the flash. You'll get the hang of it pretty soon (I've never used my minolta's flash)
linuxmom (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
It's so much easier when you're here.......... But it just makes me wonder how pies they make for a photo shoot for Gourmet magazine!
I'll show you how to take perfect pie pictures if you make me one when I get back.
linuxmom (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
Tell you what, son, when you come back I"ll make you a pie and we can post it, too!!! What's your craving....blueberry, apple, cherry or perhaps a Boston Cream Pie........??????
canida linuxmom5 years ago
Are you looking to adopt a few extra kids? I may need to add my name to the waiting list. ;)
linuxmom (author)  canida5 years ago
I love kids.........I was once called someone's "American Mom".........perhaps I could be your "instructable mom"???
i want instructable pie!
*puppy eyes* Please! I'd love to be eric's bro
linuxmom (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
How'd I know this was coming. LOL
linuxmom (author)  canida5 years ago
Any assistance in winning that Pie and Pastry Bible would be appreciated! Mom needs some new recipes!!
Yes, yes, yes, yes! All of them!
I voted, I think you owe me something in return if you catch my drift....
linuxmom (author)  LinuxH4x0r5 years ago
Ah, but did you spam for your mom! And what about Tuxgirl?
P.S. I'll be baking JUST FOR YOU on Thursday! But what to put in it.......
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