3/4 cup white sugar
2 T butter, softened
1/3 cup flour
1/4 t ground nutmeg
6 fresh peaches - pitted, skinned, and sliced
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
1. Blanch the peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then cool in cold water. This makes them a cinch to peel with your fingers. Slice and pit peaches.
2. Cream sugar and butter or margarine together. Add flour and nutmeg; mix until mealy. Spread 1/2 of mixture in pie crust. Arrange peaches on top of crumb mixture. Load the peaches up well over the edges of your pie pan (they will shrink a little while cooking). Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of peaches.
3. Place pie on a baking sheet (to catch dripping). Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Continue baking for 40 minutes, or until brown.