Let me preface this post by saying I have never made a true pie before. This was my very first endeavor, and being that I live in Georgia, I think it is a law that my first pie should be peach (and yes, the peaches are local!).
With that being said, let me tell you about my first pie making experience.
I wanted to try a recipe out of The Homemade Pantry ever since I got the book, and figured that basic pie crust was a perfect place to start. Now I am officially convinced that is one of my must-have cook books!
The recipe was simple and easy to follow, which is a must for the novice pie maker such as myself.
I used Smitten Kitchen‘s recipe for the peach pie filling. I’ve been a gigantic fan of Deb’s site for as long as I can remember, and I figured if anyone would be able to help me, she would. Deb believes that you shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken, and that is why I love her recipe.
Smitten Kitchen‘s step by step instructions were wonderful, and I was able to follow along perfectly.
I also used her instructions for assembling and baking the pie.
Now, I know I have to work on my lattice skills (yeah…that whole over/under thing…), and also the pie edges, but that just gives me even more reason to make more pies!
Overall, it turned out delicious! I was thrilled and the gentleman enjoyed it as well! Maybe I’ll try blueberry next and I’ll definitely be making apple pies come autumn!