Even though I love the ease of looking for recipes on the internet, it can't quite compare to going to my recipe box and pulling out a handwritten recipe. So many memories come to mind as I look through the recipe cards. A bit of family history can be found within that little box. When I took out this recipe for my Mom's Peach Pie, I was instantly taken back to my Aunt June's kitchen. Aunt June was not really my aunt, but she was mom's good friend so we were allowed to call her "Aunt" June. She was a big part of my life when I was a child in the 60s. She was one of the few neighbors who had a built in pool in her backyard and she graciously invited the neighborhood moms and kids to come and swim almost every day of the summer. One day she served this peach pie and my mom fell in love with it. While we kids were swimming, the moms were copying the peach pie recipe.
As a kid, I wasn't a huge fan of pie. But, I did like this one. My mom made it often. What makes it different from a lot of peach pies is that you don't bake the filling. It has such a fresh peach taste.
Over the weekend we bought a big bag of local peaches. It seemed a good time to bring out this recipe. As I rolled out the crust and peeled the peaches, I was taken right back to that summer day in the 60s. I thought of all the times we enjoyed this pie and even the day my mom and I sat at her kitchen table enjoying a cup of coffee as she copied the recipe for me.
I have recipes from magazines, books and the internet. I have prepared and enjoyed many of them. But, somehow those taken from the recipe box seem to taste just a bit better.
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