Have you heard of a Peaches and Cream Pie? Up until last week I didn't know this pie even existed. I've had several delicious peach pies but most of them were either a cold, gelatin peach pie, a Peach Pie Crumble (which I also love) or a Peach Cheesecake. But I had never heard of a Peaches and Cream. Where have I been, because this pie was amazing! I'm sorry to post another dessert but before I left on my trip I was trying to use up as many of my peaches from our tree that I could. It was perfect that it was my Mom's 60th birthday which gave me the perfect excuse to make this pie. This recipe comes from America's Test Kitchen and the method and pie did not disappoint. In fact, Kris Kimball (the host of ATK) said this was his all-time favorite dessert. I don't know if I would go that far, but it definitely was delicious! If you have fresh peaches around, this is a must! If you don't want to make homemade crust, I could see this pie also being great either crustless or in a graham cracker crust. Or, of course you could buy a store bought crust if you need to save time ;)
America's Test Kitchen Peaches and Cream Pie
*This recipe makes 2 pies but you could easily half the recipe for one.
1 recipe pie crust (makes 2 pies), made and rolled out into two pie plates
Bake the pie crusts with beans and tinfoil in the pie plate at 375 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool
3-4 lbs. peaches (about 10-15), peeled, seed removed and placed on a cookie sheet
3 Tbls. sugar, sprinkled on to the peaches
Roast the peaches for 30 minutes at 375 degrees, or until juices begin to evaporate. Remove and let cool for a few minutes.
In a bowl whisk together the following:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tlbs. flour