Q: Why do flamingos lift one leg when they’re sleeping?
A: If they lifted both legs, they’d fall over.
This is such an insane time of year. School is winding down and 2 graduations on the horizon, baseball season ongoing for my 3 boys, class trips, school concerts, award ceremonies…the list goes on.
I want pie. And the time to make one.
Fortunately, this recipe makes it possible to have a delicious pie ready in a flash.
The peach filling is do ahead. You mix up the ingredients and freeze them in the shape of a pie. When you’re ready to make a peach pie, just pop the frozen filling into a pie crust and bake it all up. That’s it.
Paula Deen’s recipe uses fresh peaches in quantities enough to make 4 pies. I used frozen peach slices to make things really simple. I also prepared the peaches in the morning, froze them and baked the pie that evening. If you are going to keep the prepared filling in the freezer for longer you might want to include the Fruit Fresh (ascorbic acid) in the ingredients. (See link below to Paula’s original recipe.)
Frozen Peach Pie
30 oz frozen peach slices, thawed
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1. Place peaches in a bowl. Stir in sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well.
2. Line a pie pan with heavy foil, placing a piece of plastic wrap over foil. Put filling into pan. Loosely fold wrapping around pie and freeze until firm. When filling is frozen solid, remove from pans and wrap tightly. Return to freezer until ready to use.
3. When ready to bake the pie, simply place frozen pie filling in pie shell, dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with the second round of pastry, seal well, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a preheated 375℉ oven.
Recipe slightly adapted from Paula Deen
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