Monday, August 16, 2010

Free Form Peach Pie

Chances are, when you rent a house at the beach, there will not be a pie pan! And no rolling pin either (that is... there was one but we only found it after the pie was eaten!) So I had to improvise. I really wanted to make a plum or peach pie but all I had available was a pizza stone! Not a problem...
I made the crust, rolled it with my hands and transferred it to the pizza stone. I pealed both plums and peaches and quartered them and placed them on top of the crust, leaving about 1 inch border. I then folded the border over the fruits and voila!!! Sprinkle with sugar, brush the crust with an egg and bake!!

Free Form Peach Pie

Serves 10

2 cups flour
1 1/2 stick butter
2 Tbsp cold water
2 Tbsp butter, melted

8 ripe peaches or a mix of peaches and plums, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg

Make the crust: Work the flour and butter in a bowl, with your fingers, until it looks like coarse meal.
Add the cold water and form into a ball. Let rest.

While the crust is resting, peel, pit and slice the fruits.

Set aside.

Roll out the dough into a disk and transfer to the floured pizza stone. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Place the fruits in a circle on top of the crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold the border on the fruits.

Brush the border with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 390F for about one hour.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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