Peach Picking Maine
- 2 recipes basic pie dough, rolled into 2 rounds
- 2 lb. peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbs. cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water
- Turbinado sugar for sprinkling
1. Make the pie dough. Fit 1 dough round into a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish and trim the edges flush with the rim. Refrigerate the pie shell and the remaining dough round for 30 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, preheat an oven to 350°F
3. In a large bowl, toss together the peaches and lemon juice. In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Add to the peaches and toss to combine. Pour the filling into the crust.
4. Transfer the remaining dough round to a work surface and cut into lattice strips. Arrange the dough strips in a tight lattice. Brush the crust with the egg mixture and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet.
5. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes, covering the top and edges with aluminum foil if they brown too quickly. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight, before serving. Serves 8 to 10.
About McDougal Orchards LLC
Apples, and so much more! They are open mid-August through the end of October. McDougal Orchards is a diversified seventh generation family farm in Southern Maine specializing in the production of high quality apples for sale to pick-your-own, farm stand, and local wholesale customers. Located just a mile from downtown Sanford, McDougal Orchard's scenic location and proximity to the beaches and lakes of York County make it an extremely desirable day-trip location in the summer and fall. Customers pass through the dooryard of the historic farmhouse on their way to pick apples in the orchards behind the house, or stop to buy ready-picked fruit in the barn salesroom. Capt. Jack's usually making fresh cider donuts out in the Shack, as well! There are a few farm animals out back, a picnic area, a fairy village, and a corn maze for kids of all ages to enjoy. Plus, there's always a family member about to fill you in on the history of the place or how best to prune that old tree in your backyard.