Baked Peach Pie

Courtesy Brides Edition Betty Crocker Cook Book 2/3 c sugar
1/3 c flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
6 c sliced peaches (about 6-8), skinless
1 tsp lemon juice
1 TBSP butter

Heat oven to 425. Make pie shell.

Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon in larg bowl. Stir in peaches and lemon juice. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; spinkle over peaches. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute (push edges together to make it pretty). Cover edge with a strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.

Bake about 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool for at least 2 hours.

Two-Crust Pie Shell
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 c plus 2 TBSP shortening
4-5 TBSP cold water

Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water 1 TBSP at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened.

Gather pastry into two equal balls. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. If you want to wrap it up in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 30 minutes to firm up the shortening slightly-which also helps make the baked pastry more flaky and lets the water absorb evenly.

Roll pastry on lightly floured surface, using floured rolling pin, into a circle 2 inches larger than the pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths and place in pie plate; or roll pastry loosely around rolling pin and transfer to pie plate. Ease pastry into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side and being careful not to stretch pastry-which will cause it to shrik when baked.

Once fruit is in bottom pie shell cover with second shell. Rim 1/2 inch from rim of plate. Cut slits in top shell to let stem escape. Fold and roll top edge under lower edge, pressing on rim to seal; flute and bake!

What not to do:

Don’t place beautiful pie on a stove burner to cool. You might turn on an adjacent burner but accidentally turn the burner on that you are letting your pie cool. In a hurry to save the pie you place it on the sink divider and BAM!! Peach Pie Glass Pan grenade. Yeah. Just save yourself some time and tears, place the pie to cool on a hot pad on the counter.

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