My husband and I went to have dinner at one of our friend and his wife's place last weekend. Since he went to culinary school, he always makes really delicious food and that dinner was no exception. For dessert, they brought out two mini cakes and a peach & blueberry pie from Whole Foods. I never had a peach & blueberry pie before and it was insanely good! The sweetness of the peach and the tartness of the blueberry just melded so well together and I wanted to make one myself. Below's a shot of my finished product. :)
So while I was at the farmers market, I picked up some peaches and blueberries to make my own. Going to a farmers market makes me so happy! I love supporting local farmers and I benefit from all the colorful yummy produce.
I made some pie dough ahead of time but you can use store-bought pie dough as well. If you haven't made your own pie crust before, don't be intimidated. It's easier than it looks because it's just flour, salt, water and some kind of fat (like butter or shortening). Just make sure to keep everything cold...it even helps to chill your utensils like your fork or pastry blender and I chill my pie dough before and after I make the pie crust. Also, don't overwork the dough so you can get a nice flaky texture.
I then got my fruit ready. I used about 8 peaches and a cup and a half of blueberries (although I kept eating some, oops). After I washed the peaches and blueberries, I blanched my peaches (45 seconds in boiling water followed by an ice bath for 20 seconds to easily remove the skin) and then sliced them.
I then mixed 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon into my fruit and added it into my pie crust.
Made a lattice top for the pie, brushed it with egg white, sprinkled it with a little bit of sugar and then popped it in my preheated 400 degrees oven for 45 minutes.
Finished product: my filling oozed out and I should have done a better job crimping my crust but I was still satisfied with the results.
Served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and my husband could not stop raving about it. I'll be making this for my next family get-together as they love fruit desserts so it'll be perfect.