Fresh peaches are in season, juicy and ripe and ideal to add to a salad, enjoy as a snack, cut in half, remove the pit/seed and grill as a side dish or create a delicious dessert to enjoy with friends or something yummy to take to a potluck.

I came up with an easy fresh peach pie recipe that you can enjoy while on a camping adventure or at home.

Ingredients

1             readymade pie crust

6             fresh ripe peaches

3/4 cup   sugar

3/8 cup   water

1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch (mix with 1 1/2 tbsp. water just prior to adding to the saucepan)

4 oz          peach baby food (or puree 1/2 a peach)

1 tsp        vanilla extract

1/4 tsp     almond extract

1/2 – 1      lemon, (juice only)

Directions

  1.  Rinse peaches, remove pits, peel then cut away any bruised spots from the peaches.  Place peaches in a medium bowl.
  2.  Stir in lemon juice with the peaches.
  3.  Reserve peaches for the final stages of making the pie.
  4.  In a medium saucepan add water and sugar.  Heat and stir over medium heat to dissolve the sugar.
  5.  Lower heat to medium/low.  Add the 1/2 cup of peach baby food to the sugar water mixture, stir to combine.
  6.  Stir cornstarch/water in a small bowl then add to the sugar solution in the sauce pan.  Stir until thickened.
  7.  Take the saucepan off heat.  Stir in vanilla and almond extract.
  8.  Let the peach filling cool then add 1/3 of the filling to the premade pie crust.
  9.  Add 1/2 the fresh sliced peaches to the pie crust, top with 1/3 additional filling.
  10.  Add Remaining sliced peaches. Drizzle the remaining peach filling over the top of the pie. 
  11.  Spread the drizzle evenly with a small spatula or knife if necessary.
  12.  Refrigerate for an hour or until served.  Cover and place any leftovers in the refrigerator and enjoy with a couple of days.

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