Easy-Bake Peach Pie for the Waning Days of Summer
Summer is winding down and Labor Day is just a week away. Still time to welcome our quintessential summer fruits—the sun-loving peach and its sister, the nectarine!
As its soft and fuzzy exterior might indicate, the delicate peach requires a careful balance of temperatures to thrive and strong summer temperatures to mature. The same goes for the peach’s sister fruit, the nectarine.
Contrary to popular belief, nectarines are a genetic variation of the fuzzy peach and are not an entirely separate fruit. Just like peaches, they come in white and yellow varieties, although nectarines tend to be slightly smaller than peaches. Nectarine skin may appear more reddish than peach skin and is easier to bruise, due to the lack of protective fuzz. Some people find nectarines’ lack of fuzz much more palatable than eating a fuzzy peach!
To celebrate this fuzzy fruit of summer, which is delicious alone or as part of a warm and flaky dessert, August 24 is National Peach Pie Day. You don’t have to be a pro baker to make a peach pie at home! Kyocera brings you a fantastic summer recipe, simple enough for the most hardened baking-phobes. We use a ready-made crust to make the process even easier. So get yourself a bag full of fresh peaches—or nectarines, if preferred—and start baking!
Easy-Bake Peach Pie
2 tbsp flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
4–5 large fresh peaches, cut in half with Kyocera’s chef’s knife
Ready-made pie shell
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a cookie sheet inside the oven to preheat.
Gently mix together flour, sugar, egg, and melted butter. Add peach halves to pie shell, cut side up. Pour sugar mixture over peaches.
Place pie on the preheated cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°F and bake for an additional 50 minutes. Pie filling will be very hot when removed from the oven!
Of course, once it’s cool, don’t forget to slice with Kyocera Revolution Series Ceramic Knives.