It was one of those days. Nothing seemed to be working for me. I went from one task, to the next, to the next last Saturday…yet, nothing seemed to get done. I had gone to the local orchard and picked some peaches the previous day. The peaches you pluck off a tree do not last as long as those you would buy at your local grocery store, so I knew I had to get this pie made. I followed Cooks Illustrated’s recipe, and it turned out great. However, I had issues with the lattice-top.

The recipe had me freeze strips of dough to use for the lattice before “weaving” the top together. I guess I left it in there too long, or my freezer is too cold…but the strips were just snapping and breaking at every turn. I was getting ready to throw the whole damn pie out the back door. Thankfully, my husband talked me into putting it in the oven. I’m glad I did, because it really was delicious. The prettiest pie? No. But, sometimes the best things to eat certainly aren’t the prettiest now, are they?


  1. Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

    Yum, yum, yum!! I love peaches!! This pie is making my mouth water!!

  2. Posted July 15, 2009 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

    pretty pie! looks delish!! could you deliver me a slice? i’ll bring the ice cream! 🙂

  3. Posted July 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    What a beautiful pie!

  4. Posted July 16, 2009 at 3:21 AM | Permalink

    oh summer and the fresh sun ripened peach! How delicious. I certainly agree with the notion that pretty doesnt equal yummy every time!

  5. Posted July 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    The pie not be the type of perfect you were looking for but it looks fantastic. It looks homemade and delicious.

  6. Posted July 16, 2009 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    Mmm.. that looks so yummy! I haven’t made peach pies before so I will have to bookmark this recipe.

  7. Stephanie McIntyre
    Posted September 25, 2009 at 6:22 PM | Permalink

    I have the Cook’s Illustrated cookbook. You left the sugar out of your recipe.

  8. Cheryl
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    I just made this recipe and it was gorgeous, the crust was the best I’ve ever made but the peaches were tart. needs icecream to sweeten. wish I would haave read the last post and added the sugar.

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