Claire is a cinnamon fan. I love cinnamon, but I insisted that this pie be made with almond. I won her over on this one. I used premade crust from the freezer section, for convenience. We can debate the wonders of the homemade crust, but here's the thing. With a premade crust, I can get a virtually homemade pie in the oven in a few minutes. It takes me a lot longer to make the crust also, and the end result is no pie. So, premade crust is an acceptable compromise to me. Trader Joe's has really nice ones.
|Peach pie is notoriously messy. Put the pie plate |
on a baking pan if you want to keep your oven clean.
1/4 c tapioca
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp almond flavoring
Pie crust, your choice
Prebake your piecrust for 5-8 minutes at 400 degrees. Peel and slice the peaches. If they are not uber-ripe, you might want to consider blanching them first. Pot of boiling water, dunk the peaches in for about 45 second. Take them out and the peel should be a cinch. Mix the peaches with the tapioca, sugar, and almond flavoring. Place the top crust accordingly. I used amother crust to make a lattice, but made a second pie with crumb topping. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 400 degrees on a baking pan lines with foil. These will bubble over. Wrap the edge of the pie crust with foil if you don't want it to burn.
Peach Cream-cheese Puff Pastries
These are heavenly. They were gone in the blink of an eye. Blink. Gone. That fast.
2 peaches, sliced/mashed and tossed with a little cinnamon
1 8-oz package cream cheese
6 T confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c whipped topping
Prebake puff pastry according to instructions. Shell out inner layer, and put in a dollop of cream cheese mixture, and then another dollop of peach mixture. Replace top. Bake for 20 minutes, or according to package instructions.
|This one was a crumb topping. |
I was trying to be artistic with the edge of the crust.
In the bottom of this pie, there is a layer of
the cream cheese filling for the puff pastries. Mmmmmm.
Would you vote for cinnamon or vanilla? Please leave us a comment!