Peach and cherry are fruits in season now and the farmers markets are brimming over with these delicious finds. Bringing home fresh fruits is super exciting to me. As I mulled over what to bake with these beauties, the first thing I thought of was instantly a summer pie showcasing both in delicious Peach Cherry Pies.
The pies are smaller versions from a traditional pie but larger than mini tartlets. Perfect for a few bites to enjoy and most importantly, not feeling too guilty! Those are the type of desserts that are right up my alley.
Foundation is always important when working for pies, you definitely want a great pie crust to highlight the sweet fruit. My favorite recipe is a dough made with half shortening and half butter. This allows for both flavor and flakiness to the crust. Also, a splash of vinegar is thrown in which makes the dough super pliable.
Peach loves Cherry
Of course, peaches and cherries are the highlight of this quick and easy pie. The hardest part of this is pitting the cherries and slicing the peaches. Speaking of pitting cherries, I found a super awesome tool to use that works fantastic. Check it out here.
I prefer the dark red cherries over the Rainer cherries, its my personal preference because I love the red in the color profile it presents with the peaches. And, they offer such great flavor and texture. Once pitted, I slice them in half for placement in the pies.
Peaches speak for themselves, part of the stone fruit family and one of my favorite fruits. Growing up in the south, I ate many, many peaches growing up. Of course, I hail from the Peach State so I’m sure it was already in my blood to love them. 🙂 To me, finding the perfect peach offering filled with sweetness and gentle softness to snack on just calls for a hallelujah!
I use fresh peaches with these pies, you could also use frozen and have them thawed before mixing with the filling and cherries.
Not only are these pies delicious, they are beautiful to the eye. You eat with your eyes first so these totally fit the bill! Your Picasso can shine through here as you arrange the fruits in different designs into each pie making them all uniquely inspired!
Pie lovers, here are a few more ideas: