I have a lot of stuff I intend to accomplish today so this will be quick.
Peach! Berry! Pie!
I tried Kenji’s Easy Pie Dough recipe and I think this is going to be my permanent go-to recipe from now on. I did the replacement with 6 T of shortening.
I’m going to go find my file of 10,000 pie crust recipes and tips and burn it. Too bad I finally started a tag for pie crust disasters. Hopefully, I can watch it gather spider webs.
Here’s the filling: Two baskets of strawberries, sliced; one basket of blackberries, two large peaches, sliced. The peaches were firm and I was too lazy to peel them. Didn’t matter!
Half cup regular sugar, quarter cup brown sugar, quarter teaspoon nutmeg, about a teaspoon of lemon zest and a good squish of lemon juice. Maybe 1 1/2 teaspoon worth.
I used three tablespoons of tapioca. This is the next step in my pie baking is messing with the thickeners. Three tablespoons didn’t do squat but I’m afraid of over-thickening my pies, which when I think about it, has never happened.
I put into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes and then turned the heat to 350 and baked for another 30-40. Reminder: put a cookie sheet or foil on the underneath shelf to catch drips or you will be sorry. Unless you love burning mess in your oven. Then ignore that tip.
This pie gets an A+.
That crust really does look pretty amazing!! And I never peel peaches for cooking…almost never. The skin had a different taste and I like it.I guess sometimes it would have a funny texture.
I almost ran out of baking powder yesterday and it got me thinking about the reunion. It sucks to have to buy a lot of stuff you don’t normally have to…the basics like oil and stuff. Maybe you have already thought of this? Maybe the house will have some things.
Yum. And ice cream. And a second piece. And a little more coffee, please. And how about a little bit more. Better get another spoon of ice cream; you wouldn’t want to mess up the pie/ice cream ratio. Oh, look at that! Too much ice cream. Could you cut me a sliver moreâ€¦