I really didn't want to make this pie. After the last Baked bumbleberry pie fail, I was afraid that this one would suck too (plus I don't like making pies in general). Since the Baked pie dough is really easy to make and work with, I thought that if I had some stashed in the fridge ready to go, I'd be more inclined to make this Peaches and Dream pie. I still waited until the night before this post for the Baked Sunday Mornings baking group was due to make the rest of it.
I did have a bit more trouble with the dough than the last time I made it. It was harder to roll than I remembered, and I couldn't get it to roll in a circle shape big enough for my pie plate. So I had some patching to do in one spot, and frankly, it didn't look great. I have very little experience with pie dough, and don't know how to make the edges pretty, especially with this pie plate... Am I just supposed to place the dough in the plate, cut off the excess and press the dough in the dents? In any case, I didn't even have enough dough to do that. Anyway, since my hopes for this pie weren't very high, I didn't dwell on the imperfect crust too much, and put it in the fridge while I made the other components.
Opening a can of peaches and arranging it on top of the pie crust was pretty straightforward. The recipe called for peach halves, but I didn't like that idea, so I went with canned sliced peaches in fruit juice, that I drained as well as I could, hoping to avoid making pie soup again.
The creamy filling is simply a cup of sour cream, two eggs, quarter teaspoon salt, half a cup dark brown sugar and flour. The recipe called for two tablespoons, but I put three. I was really trying to do everything I could to make this work.
On top of the pie is a streusel type topping made of flour, dark brown sugar and butter. Not quite sure if I got the texture of it right, as there was no picture of the pie in the book to refer to. It was supposed to be like "coarse sand", whatever that means.
In the oven it went, for 45 minutes. When I checked on it, the filling wasn't bubbling and it didn't seem set, so I put it in 10 minutes longer. My oven is slow, so I had a pretty good feeling I was going to have to bake it longer. After checking on it numerous times, I finally baked it for a total of 70 minutes.
After letting it cool overnight, I had a piece for breakfast. (It counts! It has fruit in it!)
And it was good! I was so happy that it set properly! I managed to get a really clean slice. The topping is awesomely sugary, and it goes really well with the peaches. The bottom crust is not crisp, just the way I like it. The creamy filling is... okay. Not my favorite part, but the pie as a whole is very good. I've never had peach pie before, so I can't compare, but you can be sure I'll have another slice of this one. And then another one... I might have to find someone to share it with actually, so I don't eat the whole thing.
For the complete recipe, and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bloggers fared with their Peaches and Dream pie, head over to the blog.