Peach Pie for Two (or One or Four) is the perfect little summer pie for one or two people who don't want to have leftover pie hanging around for days. (Who are those people?!) I don't mind having to eat lots of pie day after day, so only make the little pie for one of two reasons: 1. to look cute on the tea table or 2. because I don't have enough peaches to make a regular 9-inch pie.
Here's the 7-inch pie set on an 8-inch glass pedestal for the tea table. I cut this size pie into 8 or 12 pieces for afternoon tea: 8, if it is to be eaten with a fork; 12, if it is a pie that can be eaten without a fork.
Pastry* for 9-inch pie shell, divided
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
Pinch of salt (a pinch is half of 1/8 teaspoon)
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of mace or nutmeg
1 1/4 pounds ripe peaches