This is a simple recipe for peach and banana pie that makes a prefect dessert for summer. The filling consists simply of bananas, peaches, sugar and butter and that’s all. Four simple ingredients come together to create perfect harmony and there is no need for any fancy methods or complicated techniques. The flavours of the fruits really shine through in this recipe. You really get to taste the peach and the bananas in this recipe as they will not be swimming in cream of other rich ingredients. To make this recipe, you need a prepared unbaked piecrust which you can get at the grocery or make one at home. Choose fruits that are sweet and ripe for their natural taste to stand out because you’ll be using only minimal ingredients. If you wish, before serving to your guests, you can top the pie with whipped cream of ice cream for a more indulgent treat. Peach or mango syrup also goes well with these kinds of healthy dessert recipes.
Although it is more convenient to buy a premade piecrust in the grocery or pastry shop, making your own piecrust is not that difficult as many people think. The frozen store bought version works okay but making your homemade piecrust is something else. Often, premade piecrusts have a commercial or industrial taste and defies the essence of homemade pies, which has an invisible quality that only comes out when it is made out of love. One of the secrets for making flaky piecrust is to use very cold butter. Cut the cold butter into cubes and frozen for at least 15 minutes to an hour, or better yet, overnight, before it is used to make the crust. Use a food processor to mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Pulse them well together, then add the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Then add ice water a tablespoon at a time. If you pinch it with your finger the dough should hold together. Too much water will make the crust tough while too little will make it too crumbly.
3 large bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup ripe peaches, pitted, sliced
4 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 unbaked 10-inch pie crusts
1 tablespoon butter
1. Mix together the bananas, peaches, and sugar in a bowl.
2. Into the prepared pie crust pour the mixture. Cut butter in small pieces and place on top of fruit mixture. Wet the edges of the bottom crust and cover with the upper crust. Then press the edges slightly together.
3. Bake in a 350 degree F. pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.