Some friends of our had a baby shower/going away party tonight, so, inspired (?) by Waitress (one of my favourite chick-flick-type movies), I decided to make a pie. I wasn’t really sure what kind of pie I was going to make when we got to the store this morning, but K really wanted me to make a peach pie, and none of the other fruit looked good or was cheap.
Now, I’ve never really liked peach pies all that much, so I wasn’t very excited about making it. However, it was a-maz-ing. To make it less of just a plain old peach thing, I made a peach custard pie cockaigne* that I got from a Joy of Cooking recipe. The custard worked really well with the pie, but frankly even just the peaches were amazing. One of my friends tonight I think pointed out the reason why — I don’t think I’ve ever had a peach pie that hasn’t been made from canned peaches. And frankly, canned peaches are gross. Which would explain why I don’t like peach pie very much.
Anyways, enough rambling on my part, here’s a picture and the recipe:
Peach Custard Pie Cockaigne
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 h, 30 min
- Pre-bake the pie crust in a 9-inch pie tin for 15 minutes at 425F with pie weights or beans; remove the weights and bake for another 5 minutes, until golden brown. Brush with the egg yolk.
- Whisk egg, sugar, butter, flour, vanilla, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
- Layer sliced peaches in the bottom of the pie crust in two layers. Then pour the custard mixture over the top. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes; lower heat to 300F, and bake until brown on top, and the custard is set in the center, at least an hour.
This is a remarkably easy pie to make, as well. The only problem I had was in waiting for everything to set… I ended up having to cook it for about an hour and a half, and raised the oven temp to 350F for the last half hour, which was annoying. I’m still not completely convinced that it had fully set by the end, but it was close enough, and was certainly tasty!
* Anybody have the faintest clue what ‘cockaigne’ means? I couldn’t figure it out.