Pie. Oh, what a lovely thing! So many types to choose from too – key lime, chocolate, pumpkin, apple, blackberry... While I am certainly a fan of all pies, my favorites are fruit pies. I just love the fresh, subtly sweet fruit combined with a warm flaky crust. AND, there is certainly nothing like the cozy smell that fills the house while it bakes. Oh my!
Another reason to love fruit pies is that I can shop in-season for fresh and local produce. In the summer, stone fruit (peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and plums) fill the local farmer's market here in San Luis Obispo. So naturally, I chose to utilize a favorite of mine: PEACHES! Not only does this recipe showcase these delectably sweet, furry little friends of mine, but also another local product: FRESH GINGER! Bright, sweet Ms. Peach, meet your most eligible match: the zingy, fragrant Mr. Ginger. Ooh-la-la!
Okay sorry... Back to the recipe! This Ginger-Peach pie has everything you're looking for: sweet with a bit of a kick, warm and filling but still fresh.
Now that I have you s-peach-less, let's get movin' and groovin' on that recipe!
Here is what you need:
- 7 fresh Yellow Peaches from L&C Smith Groves
- 1 tsp of fresh ginger, grated
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- zest of 1 Cara Cara Orange from L&C Smith Groves
- 2 tbsp of Minute Tapioca (the secret to a not-watery pie!)
- 1 cup of sugar of choice (turbinado, white, brown, or coconut sugar)
- 2 tbsp of flour (we love Cup4Cup's Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour)
- pinch of salt
- 2 pie crust shells (we love Whole Foods Bakehouse Gluten Free Pie Crust, which comes in a pack of two!)
Now to make that pie:
1) Rinse, de-pit, and slice your peaches
2) Add ginger, cinnamon, orange zest, tapioca, sugar, flour, and salt to the sliced peaches and gently mix with hands
3) Empty bowl of peachy goodness into pie shell #1
4) Place pie shell #2 upside-down on top of your pie (optional: you can also leave the top uncovered, but be sure to bake with foil on top)
5) Poke a few holes in the top for ventilation (if you choose to cover with foil instead, still poke ventilation holes in it!)
6) Bake at 375 for 50-60 minutes (or follow the baking directions for your crust of choice!) until crust is a light golden brown
7) Allow it to cool for a bit before taking a slice. This will allow it to firm up a bit!
8) Share with your friends (or keep it all to yourself) and ENJOY!
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