Recently I’ve found myself watching people play the Guild Wars 2 more than I have been playing it myself. I wanted to take this post to thank all the content creators of Guild Wars 2 for the hours of entertainment you have provided to the world. I enjoy listening to many of you talk about the game and love to see elements that I might never see. This past week, the newest raid wing came out and I know I probably won’t be seeing the end for a long time. I loved watching the high tier guilds smash their face against the bosses until they got that sweet victory.
One of the streamers I’ve been heavily watching for the past few months is Aurora Peachy. She is always in such a great mood and makes my work days go so much quicker. She is surrounded by a wonderful community and I love all the positivity. It always puts a smile on my face. To say thank you for all the entertainment Peachy (and many other streamers) have brought me, I felt it would be appropriate to make a recipe inspired by her. In Guild Wars 2, there are a few peach related recipes. Since today is Pi Day, what could be better than Peach Pie. This recipe is actually a pretty easy dessert. If you are short on time and can not make a pie crust, just use one from the store. The filling does most of the work itself. You just have to mix it all together and let the magic happen.
Results: 1 pie
Store bought pie dough (2 sheets) or homemade
6-7 peaches, thinly sliced
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ cup flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp water
sugar to coat
In a large bowl place the sliced peaches. Squeeze lemon juice over them and mix.
Add the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Toss to coat the peaches completely. Transfer to a strainer and place a bowl underneath. The main purpose of the strainer is to remove any extra juice from the filling. You do not want a wet pie! Allow this to sit for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400℉. When the filling is just about done take out your pie dough. If using the homemade one, cut in half and place one half back in the refrigerator. Roll out the other half and place it in a pie sheet. Place the filling on top of the dough.
Take the other half of dough out of the refrigerator and roll it out in a circle. Cut 1-inch wide strips in the rolled out dough. Take the largest strip in the center and place it in the center of the pie. Skipping every other strip place a strip of dough as pictured above.
After you have laid half of your strips on the pie, fold halfway back every other strip. Place the longest strip of dough dough as pictured above.
Unfold the current strip and fold over the other strips. Place another strip down and repeat until the lattice looks like the image above. Repeat this process with the other side.
Once all the strip have been placed connect the edge of the pie to the lattices by removing any excess lattice lengths and pinching the crust together. In a small bowl combine the egg and water. Brush the egg wash on top of the pie and sprinkle with sugar.
Carefully wrap the pie edge with aluminum foil, this will prevent the edges from burning. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes reduce the heat to 325℉ and cook for 40-50 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for 10 more minutes or until the crust has nicely browned.
Allow the pie to completely cool before serving.