As a beginning cook, I especially liked to practice making pies. Peaches are probably my favorite fruit (but only when in season), so it was a pie I practiced often. I finally got up the nerve to enter a local Grange Fair, and was so surprised to win! That was great encouragement for a novice pie maker.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured board, roll out bottom crust and fit into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add peaches and stir until they are coated. Spoon peaches into lined pie pan.
- Mix together egg and cream and pour over peaches. Roll the remaining pie pastry to cover pie and place over the peaches. Round edges to seal; prick top of pastry to let steam escape.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake until crust is golden, about 30 minutes. Serve warm.