There are many ways to savor the flavor of summertime peaches, from canning sliced peaches to preserving peach salsas but a fan-favorite of Mrs. Blanche Weathers, First Lady of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, is freezing them pre-prepped for her Almost Summertime Peach Pie.
Makes 1 pie
4 cups peeled and sliced peaches
1¼ cup sugar
2½ tablespoons tapioca starch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 batches pie dough
- Toss peaches with sugar, tapioca starch, and lemon juice. Filling can be made ahead of time and frozen in a zip-top freezer bag.
- To assemble pie, preheat oven to 375 degrees and transfer peach mixture to a prepared crust (thawing first, if filling is frozen). Top with second crust and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 1 hour.
- From Blanche Weathers, Courtesy of Certified South Carolina