I love peaches. I love eating a ripe peach when the juices are dripping down your arm, and the taste of sunshine hits you. Though, I cannot touch the skin of a peach. Its fuzzy feeling bothers me so much that it gives me goosebumps. In a store I need to use a plastic bag to pick them up, and I do purchase them only if I have to. You can imagine how silly a middle aged woman looks when she asks her husband or one of her kids to peel her peach! That’s why my favorite are nectarines, though they are not ideal for baking. So, when few years ago I taught a pie class at The Baker’s Pin, I needed to get resourceful in terms of time, and, truth be told, avoidance of touching peaches. That’s when I discovered how frozen peaches are a great substitute in making peach pie. By all means, if you are not like me and you can handle peaches’ skin, use fresh ones, they are absolutely the best choice.
Here is a recipe for Gluten-free Peach Pie with a sprinkle of ginger.