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Rhubarb-Peach Pie

I'm not sure what is the most surprising thing about this pie.  It is an odd combination of fruits- peaches and rhubarb.  It is also made with ingredients I had on hand.  The peaches and rhubarb were in my freezer, along with the lonely, old, store-bought pie crust.  But I think the most surprising thing about this pie is I made it without a recipe.  I have NEVER baked without a recipe. I cook dinner like that all the time, but I've always considered baking a more exact science.  I guess I was feeling a bit rebellious today.

Here's how I did it....

I defrosted the fruit and the pie shell on the counter.  I rolled the pastry into my glass deep dish pie pan.  I dumped the fruit into a bowl with about a cup of sugar.  I had no idea how much to add, but I knew the peaces would probably be sweet enough, but I know from past experience with rhubarb pie recipes, it requires a good bit of sugar.  I added the cup, then tasted until the raw rhubarb was tolerable.  I could have put …