The filling was then slotted-spooned into a bowl with a mixture of tapioca, cinnamon, and corn starch while I painstakingly rolled-out my nutty cornbread crust. You know, the one I had to make using a food processor, and since I have a 1-cup capacity food processor the large-recipe crust had to be done in five portions, alternately adding the 1 egg + 1 egg yolk and 3/4 cups of cold butter divided into equal-ish portions to the pecan, flour and cornmeal crust base... (**Note to self: Purchase larger food processor before the next attempt so that neighbors will not be bothered by banshee-esque screams of rage.)
Before laying the top crust, I sprinkled some fresh lemon juice over the fruit and "dotted" it with butter. All hell broke loose when I laid the top crust, as the peaches immediately broke through the thinner sections and I had to spend 30 minutes attempting to patch it up un-noticeably. (**Note to self again: Get a better crust-rolling surface so that I don't have to scrape the dough off of my scratched silicone cutting board, thus tearing it.)
Once the top crust was on, I painted it lightly with milk, sprinkled the top with sugar, and baked it on 400 degrees for 45 minutes. The crust was supposed to be a delightful golden brown, and I was instructed to wait a MINIMUM of 3 hours to cut it. Check, check, and check.
Rating: *One Pie-lette
Where to begin... Not only was the pie kind of a pain to make, but the end result was exceptionally underwhelming. First of all, peaches are *clearly* not yet in season - they were dry and slightly brown from the get-go. I am sure this skewed the end result. Additionally, I do not like pecans, so the crust was already at a disadvantage. However, the pie was just overall bland, dry-ish, and booooooring. 45 minutes on 400 degrees also seemed odd, and the "golden brown" goal was more of a "I have to take this out after 35 minutes because it's about to be a burnt pie" situation. I guess I would make this again with drippier peaches just to see if it made a difference, but I think maybe cobbler is the way to go with peaches... I'm just saying. Throw it in a bowl, sprinkle with some sort of streusel-y topping and pop it in the oven at 350 for 45 min. Kind of thing. Ya know.