Caitlin's boyfriend, Cyrous, brought over some peaches from his families tree the other day, and I made the pie you see below. They always taste better just picked off the tree!
This is my favorite recipe for peach pie........
Peach vanilla cardamom pie
2/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon (scant) ground cardamom
3 3/4 pounds firm but ripe unpeeled peaches, halved,pitted, each half cut into 4 slices (about 10 cups)
For the pie crust, use what you like, I always make the pate brisse dough
Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and vanilla bean in processor;blend until vanilla bean is very finely minced. Sift vanilla sugar through strainer into large bowl; discard any large bits in strainer. Mix flour and cardamom into vanilla sugar. Add peaches to flour-sugar mixture and toss gently to coat.
Roll out your dough and you know what to do from here. I like to give it a wash of half and half to get that nice color.
Any questions let me know. I love this recipe, because of the vanilla bean and cardamom combination. It was a recipe from July 2007 Bon Appetit.
So if you want to look it up on Epicurious.com for more detail i.e their crust etc... go to their web site and put in the title of the pie.
Happy peach pie eating!