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Peach pie is one of those desserts that I love to serve for Thanksgiving and the holidays. Using seasonal fruit really makes the difference as using sweet and perfectly ripen fruit is what will make this pie the best you have ever tasted.
Pie recipes are simple but at the same time to taste good you have to use the correct ingredients. Homemade dough is the way to go but also using good quality commercial dough is a good option. Specially when you have to prepare so many dishes for a special meal like Thanksgiving.
There is nothing better than a freshly made pie to end a good holiday meal. And this peach pie is a great bite and an easy dessert that is somewhat hassle free and tasty.
The fall always offers a bounty of stone fruit. I found these beautiful peaches at the supermarket. The technique for peeling them via a hot water bath or also called blanching. By submerging the peaches for few minutes in the hot water you can remove the skin in no time.
Then with the help of a paring knife cut perfect wedges for this yummy peach pie. When making pie with fresh stone fruit like peaches you need to use enough sugar and condiments to allow the fruit to develop a great flavor while the cooking process.
I enjoy using turbinado sugar, it gives a very nice sugary flavor but not overwhelming and then combined with the apple pie spice and the mild peachy flavor of the fruit results in a the perfect balance of sweet, tart and warm.
If still thinking about that special menu and don’t have a dessert in mind, try this fresh peach pie recipe. It is ready in just few minutes and can be paired with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and a cup of good coffee.
The perfect ending to a special holiday meal!