Using fresh peaches for a pie

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  1. marip

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    This will be my first time making a peach pie using fresh peaches. Do I wait till the peaches are ripen to make the pie or can I use them unripened? What about peeling the peaches better with skins on or off? I'm making a 2 crust 9 inch pie.
     
  2. brianshaw

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    If you want the best tasting pie... ripe, preferably tree-ripened.

    Peel... blanch and slip the skins off like one does with tomatoes.

    Ripe peaches will be juicy so balance the thickening carefully.
     
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  3. marip

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    What thickener should I use?
     
  4. brianshaw

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    I like tapioca. But I also like letting the peaches drain, after sugaring, and reducing the juice. For a first pie... suggest following a recipe.

    This site is very reliable:
    https://www.joyofbaking.com/
     
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  5. chefross

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    Alternately you can toss the peeled peaches with a tablespoon of cornstarch before placing in the pie crust.
     
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  6. marip

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    How much tapioca?
     
  7. brianshaw

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    Click the link.
    Find “pies”
    Click the link
    Find “peach pie.”
    Click the link.
    Read the recipe.
     
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