I am a Georgia Peach/Girl; and I love anything peach –pies, ice cream, cakes, etc. When making and eating a delicious pie –especially peach pie –I am thrilled with a crispy crust –how about 3 crusts?! Although you can make pies and cobblers “your way” there is a distinction between a cobbler and a pie. A cobbler as a general rule does not have a bottom crust & has a streusel topping. This pie not only has a top and bottom crust; but the middle has a layer of baked crust pieces in the middle of two layers of peaches. I use "Never Fail crust posted in “my kitchen." Delicious Cobbler-Pie!
2Prepare Peaches: Cut an x into peaches. Blanch peaches in boiling water for 10-15 seconds. Peel.
3Slice peaches, and toss with sugar, butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, corn starch, Vanilla extract and lemon juice; mix well. Set aside while preparing crusts.
4Prepare crusts: Use homemade or purchased pie crusts to make three (3) crusts. Take the first crust (make sure that you have enough dough/crust to cover the bottom and up the sides of the pan or dish you are working with.). Use a deep enough dish to hold two layers of peaches. I used a 2 qt. glass Pyrex casserole dish. Insert the crust and partially bake for 10 minutes -until the bottom of the crust is set and a light tan color.
5Place half of the peach mixture on top of the partially baked bottom crust in the dish.
6Take another crust and cut into 4 strips, the length of the pie dish. Place strips on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 18 minutes. Cool enough to handle.
7Arrange the baked pastry strips on top of the peach mixture in the pie dish. It is okay if they break as you fit them in the pie dish –you won’t see them after the pie is put together.
8Cover the pastry strips with the remainder half of the peach mixture.
9Place the top crust over the peaches and seal the edges. Cut a couple of slits in the top of the crust (or you can make a lattice top crust).
10Bake in a 350 degree oven about 1 hour or until crust is golden brown.
11NOTE: Make your own crust (You can use my “Never Fail Pie Crust,” OR purchase refrigerated pie crust, such as Pillsbury pie crusts.