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I think there are 2 very distinct camps when it comes to desserts. Team cake and team pie.  I used to play for team cake. Chocolate with buttercream frosting, banana cake with chocolate frosting, and of course carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Somewhere along the line, I switched teams. Nowadays I am all about the pie.

As a kid I have serious memories of this one little diner my Pop-Pop would take me to, Fegleys. I think I need to mention I grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country. They take baked goods seriously there people! This little diner had the widest assortment of fresh homemade pies every day. Apple pies, double crust, crumb and dutch apple. Every cream pie imaginable. Egg custard, raisin, blueberry, rhubarb, sour cherry, and my fave, cherry crumb…  The food was good, but I think many came just for the pie.  So much so, that when we sat and ordered our ‘usual’ ( hot roast beef sandwich with gravy and fries) we ordered our slice of pie WITH our dinner.  If you took your chances and waited til you were done eating, your pie of choice might be all gone.  We were not taking any chances.

Oh course as an adult, I married a man who dislikes cherries in all forms, so this cherry pie loving girl needed to find new pies to love.  In autumn I am all about the double crust apple. Hubby likes it with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. No à la mode for me, I like my pie just as it is.  My son loves toasted coconut cream pie.  We do live in Maine, so blueberry pie is a must.  My friend Diane makes the most heavenly chocolate cream pie on the planet. Those are all very good, but summer is never complete without 1 homemade peach pie. We have a super short growing season up here in the north.  I have been searching for ripe peaches at our markets but none SMELLED like peaches.  They have to smell like peaches for me.  I was beginning to think this might be the summer without a peach pie.  The horror! Lucky for me, just last week I traveled to PA.  My dad and I went to market on Saturday and I was in search of peaches. I found plenty.  I bought enough for a pie and wrapped them up and packed them in my car for our long drive home to Maine. I knew I needed to make the pie quickly, so I emailed my husband (who happens to be an awesome baker) and asked him to whip up a batch of our go to double crust recipe. (America’s Test Kitchen recipe.  no fail crust. I promise.) He did, and had it balled and waiting for me in the refrigerator when I got home.

We are talking obsessions here all month long, this post covers a few of mine.

  1. PYREX -  cannot get enough.  colors, patterns, WANT!  If I walk into a Goodwill and there is a pyrex bowl,  there are very good chance that that bowl is coming home with me. Making this pie I used my favorite blue pyrex bowl and my pink pyrex pie plate.
  2. PIE – (nom nom nom) team pie represent!
  3. SUMMER – summer fruits, summer sun, summer everything. My summertime requires 1 fresh homemade peach pie. Now I can happily check it off my summer manifesto.
  4. PHOTOS of food, aka ‘food porn’.  I love food photos.  Especially messy, in the process of making something, food photos. My camera got a bit sticky and dusted with flour making this pie.

So here’s my bit of food porn from me to you… Summery peach pie.
summer's pie

blanching

rolling the crusts.

summer's filling

ready

mine.

Seriously, look at the color of those peaches!!!  Photographer’s and eater’s DREAM all in one. Pie is sexy, yes?

Recipes you say?  Sure! I love Hannah’s Sweet as a Georgia Peach Pie filling recipe. And of course every pie deserves homemade crust, I absolutely swear by America’s Test Kitchen Recipe for my crust.

Erika once posted this on my Facebook wall, “When I think of you, I think of peach pie.”  I like that.  I dedicate this post, and this pie, to Erika. If only all the O+U girls could come over and share a slice with me, now that would be awesome.

Some day I will have a pie potluck party, everyone is invited, all you need to get in is one fresh-baked pie, then we eat!  Now that’s my kind of party.

One more little obsession, this song… about peaches…  I can’t help myself.

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  1. August 21, 2012

    I’m honored. You might be shocked to find out that I just bought my first piece of Pyrex. And now I’m on a mission for that blue.

    • August 21, 2012

      oh boy your very first pyrex! a new thing to collect and thrift is never a bad thing… that’s what i keep telling myself anyway.

      • August 21, 2012

        True! So true.

  2. jorja mom2three #
    August 21, 2012

    Ohhhh lovely! I will have to try that pie crust. I am forever in search of a perfect pie crust and that crust looks divine. Perfect to work with flakey and yummy! Thanks!

    • August 21, 2012

      i was always afraid of making crust, this recipe changed all of that. i use the hand mixing method they suggest in their cookbook.

  3. August 21, 2012

    Ohmy. Food porn to the max. I really want peach pie now!

  4. August 21, 2012

    America’s Test Kitchen pie crust is AMAZING! Your photographs are delightful and so wonderfully colorful!

  5. August 21, 2012

    Reblogged this on Texas Iron Chef and commented:
    I really love the idea behind this blog Overexposed + Underexposed where a group of friends share interesting photograhs and tell simple stories about life.

  6. Debra #
    August 21, 2012

    I, too have been a longstanding member of Team Cake but my loyalties are shifting and I’m quickly becoming a pie girl. I like mine with ice cream, or even better, bourbon whip cream! Damn. Now I want pie!!!
    Oh, and I swear by Martha Stewart’s Paté Brisé crust. Every pie girl needs her go-to.

  7. August 21, 2012

    Ha, I swear I put my flickr photo up and then came here. Oh Pyrex, I just can’t stop. I dream of having open shelves in our kitchen to display it all- and to keep collecting- Eric just about cries when I come home with another goody- apparently we have plenty of dishware, lol.
    I have yet to make a peach pie. Honestly apple is the only kind I’ve made. This post may have convinced me I really need to branch out. Oh, and I’m with Kellen- coconut cream pie is my absolute favorite, at least I think.

    • August 21, 2012

      i think you need to make a peach pie… yes yes yes. and of course you NEED more pyrex! i to dream of open shelving and rainbow colors of pyrex.. you are my kind of girl!

  8. Laura Yurs #
    August 21, 2012

    Food porn at its finest!! lovely and you know peach is my fave also!

  9. August 21, 2012

    Do not hate me, but I’m completely a cake person. Pie works occasionally (like a double crust apple at Thanksgiving), but cake really does it for me. Probably because I suck at the pie crust, so I might have to try the ATK one.

    • August 21, 2012

      TRY IT! i totally sucked and feared pie crust before this recipe…. try it and tell me what you think.

  10. August 22, 2012

    Is it possible to be both? Dessert is just my favourite course in general :-)
    Stunning photos!

  11. August 23, 2012

    i hoard pyrex. i have that blue one that you have, too. it’s very pricey here, but when i see a good deal i snag it up quick!
    cake or pie? i love both, but definitely lean towards the pie side. yes, i think i see a pie in our near future!

  12. joelynnej #
    August 27, 2012

    Team PIE!!!!!!!

    Ahem.

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