The Ultimate Peach Pie.
By: The Roadside Pie King The original plan called for candied ginger and candied rosemary. Well don't you know I brought basil by mistake? I decided to go with the flow. Please mind your eye on photos one through three, candied basil. The next step called for pealing the fresh, frozen at the peak of flavor peaches. The skins were to be discarded however they smelled so darn good I decided to pulverize them with the sugars. The still partially frozen peaches are de-stoned and sliced. By this time the candied basil has dried. The candied ginger and candied basil were combined, finely ground and set aside. The dry spices, chopped fresh basil, salt, extracts and the sugar/skin mixture were combined with the peaches. The bottom pastry was rolled out, placed into the 9" pan and the filling was added. The pie was set aside in the refrigerator. The top pastry was prepared and placed on the filled shell. The completed pie is set to chill in the refrigerator. The oven is pre-heated. Just before baking, the top of the pie is painted with egg white, and the candied ginger/basil mixture is sprinkled on top. The pie is baked till golden, (60 minutes)