Living in Alabama does have its perks, especially living near easy access to fresh Chilton County Peaches. I have been visiting Durbin Farms since I was a child, and they still have the most unbelievable peaches. These peaches (below) were bigger than a softball, sweet, juicy and bursting with fresh peach flavor. A friend of mine passed me this recipe for Simple Peach Pie, and it really can’t get much easier than this. It’s fast with very few ingredients, and it was gone before I could turn around. When you have peaches this sweet, you don’t even need vanilla ice cream on the side, but it is a good addition :).
Simple Peach Pie
12 to 16 servings
1 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 package (15 oz.) refrigerated pastry for double-crust
2 tablespoons butter
1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Stir together 1 cup sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add peaches to flour mixture, tossing gently.
3. Place pastry in a 9-inch pie plate; dot pastry with butter. Add peach mixture. Cover with top crust. Cut slits in the top, seal and crimp the edges. Sprinkle top with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
4. Cover and bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble. Remove foil for the last 15 minutes of baking.