When ripe, juicy lush peaches are in town, can a peach pie be far behind? And oh, better still, make that a Peach Rosemary Pie!
Pie and I get along famously. Everything about a pie is comforting to me. The crispy golden buttery crust, soft sweet luscious fruit, bubbling juices peeking out… This Peach Rosemary Pie brings all that to the table, and more! With the stone fruit season in full swing, I am taking advantage of all the seasonal produce I can get! Plums, apricots, cherries, and peaches are populating my refrigerator these days. I’ve been meaning to bake with them as much as possible, but they rarely last long enough for that. Fortunately, my peach bounty was intact this weekend and I got to make one of my favourite pies of all time!
My peach rosemary pie is quite simple at heart, but the flavours are sublime. Rosemary looks deceptively delicate while packing a wealth of flavour. Its fragrance alone is enough to make me want to constantly bake and cook with it. It doesn’t hurt that rosemary also has multiple points on the health board! It has been proven to be good for digestion and is rich in antioxidants. The woody, earthy taste of rosemary lends a savoury touch to this pie.
Now to the peaches! This pie celebrates the sweetness of peaches, so I kept the sugar content relatively low. I didn’t add much else in the way of flavors, letting these two ingredients shine! This peach rosemary pie happens to be vegan. I substituted butter with coconut oil. I also sprinkled some ground almonds on the base to ensure the pastry doesn’t get soggy with all the juices. For the crust on top, I was inspired by my mother’s artful pies and many that I see on Instagram to cover it with little flowers!
What makes pie even better is that it tastes excellent whether it’s piping hot, warm or cold. And of course, you can’t go wrong serving this with vanilla ice cream. I didn’t have any on hand that day but even so, this pie was gone in minutes!
So here’s the season’s delightful Peach Rosemary Pie. I hope this pie makes it to your table this summer I’d love to hear from you. Please do rate and comment below! You can also FOLLOW ME on INSTAGRAM PINTEREST and FACEBOOK for more fabulous recipes!
For tips on getting that perfect pie crust, do check out my Cherry Pie blog.