The fruit you bought isn't ripe, and you need to make the pie today to bring to the barbecue tonight. Your options are (a) buy dessert and save the peaches or plums for another day; (b) make sugar cookies instead (you probably have all the ingredients—they're the same ones you'd need); or (c) still make a pie but take it in a different direction. Unripe fruit is missing a lot of sugar, so slice it and cook the pieces with some syrup. Spoon the mixture into the pie pan and present it as peach jam pie instead, says Lahey. It won't have big chunks of fruit, but it will still be sweet and satisfying.
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