Sadie's "Simply Sweet" Peach Pie | VitaMedica

Sadie’s “Simply Sweet” Peach Pie

We really like this recipe because the peaches are not saturated in sugar.  Admittedly, pie-crust is not a health food but in small doses, we think it’s just fine.



Homemade Pie Crust

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup shortening

¼ teaspoon salt

6-7 tablespoons cold water

In medium mixing bowl stir together flour and salt.  Cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of water over part of the mixture and gently toss with a fork. Push to the side of the bowl.  Repeat this process until the entire mixture is moistened.

On lightly floured surface flatten 1 ball of dough with hands.  Roll dough from center to edge forming a circle about 12 inches in diameter.  Ease pastry into pie pan.

For top crust: Roll out second ball of dough.  Cut four slits in top crust.  Place top crust evenly around pie pan.

Pie Filling

6 cups freshly sliced peaches

½ tablespoon Tapioca pudding

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Combine all ingredients and stir well. Pour mixture evenly into a 9 inch pastry lined pie pan. Place top crust evenly over the pan.  Bake at 350◦ for 1 hour.