Every summer, I am overwhelmed by the abundance of gorgeous fresh berries and fruits that are only around for such a short time each year (at least here in Indiana).  I work hard to take full advantage of their presence, and for me that usually means making a pie with every single one of them.  But of course, this always leads to the internal debate of exactly which fruit pie is my favorite and my mind begins to overheat (basically exactly like Joey in this scene from Friends.)  Blueberry is my number one but when it comes to second place, the “peach…no, cherry…no, peach….no, cherry” dialogue goes on and on.

It doesn’t really matter though, because they all deserve a chance to shine.  When summer peaches are ripe and juicy, they don’t need a whole lot else to make a fantastic pie.  Though it is certainly optional, I think mixing in just a bit of rum with the fruit filling takes it over the top.  Serve it warm, vanilla ice cream most definitely required, and make the most of summertime.

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