Summer isn’t over just yet!
Summer is a time to be carefree, relaxed and not worry about the little things. It’s not about fussing in the kitchen over the stove. It’s about spending more time outdoors with friends and family than indoors. That’s why simple and quick recipes are my favourite for summertime. You don’t have to spend hours preparing a desert for it to be good. I just love mixing a few ingredients together in a bowl and letting the oven do its work while I sit outside and enjoy the breeze. And I’m sure you do too.
A custard pie requires no crust and basic ingredients already found at home. The original recipe called for pears but peaches were so abundant and delicious when I made this that I chose to use those instead. But in fact, any stone fruit like apricots, nectarines, plums or even apples would work. Actually almost any fruit would be delectable. The point is to just use what you have at home and not waste too much time prepping. It only takes a few minutes to prepare so get on it!
Peach Custard Pie
Adapted from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted3 ripe but firm peaches, sliced ¼ inch thick lengthwise1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract3 large eggs
¾ cup milk¼ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350oF and butter a 9-inch pie dish. Arrange peach slices in the dish, overlapping slightly. Mix together, either in a bowl with a whisk or in a blender, the melted butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, eggs, milk and salt until smooth. Pour the batter over the peaches and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until golden and firm to the touch (the batter shouldn’t be liquidy anymore but make sure it’s not overcooked so the eggs don’t cook too much). Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.