Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Are there still more peaches?

Well, the answer to that question now is, "No!"  However, there has been much enjoyment of those peaches while they lasted.  Actually, we were able to maintain their life a bit by refrigerating some of them.  Munchomom and family came through today on their way to visit with City Girl, and we sent along the rest of the peaches for them to enjoy for the next few days. 

There was one more bit of baking in the early morning that used those peaches, and that is a Peach Pie!  The Husband has been enjoying it, and today it was one of the offerings for dessert for our lunchtime "company.":-)  The recipe I use comes from one of Betty Crocker's cookbooks.

Cooling on the rack.


PEACH PIE - This is for a 10-inch pie.

Pastry for 10-inch Two-Crust Pie
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 6 medium)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons butter

- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.  Prepare pastry.  Mix sugar, flour, and cinnamon.  Stir in peaches and lemon juice.  Turn into pastry-lined pie plate.  Dot with buter.  Cover with top crust that has slits cut in it; seal and flute.  Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.

- Bake until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, 35 to 45 minutes.

Ready to enjoy!

This has been a really hot summer here.  Record-setting temperatures were reached last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with the highest ever temperature reading of 105 degrees on Saturday, then again on Sunday.  Finally, after three weeks, we received some measurable rain on Monday night!  Our rain gauge measured almost three inches!  What a blessing!  Temperatures have lowered a bit, but there are still some areas desperately in need of rain - and we could use some more.  We lost power for about an hour on Monday evening, certainly not anything like the inconvenience many are still experiencing from those Friday night storms.

I appreciate you for reading, and I really enjoy your comments.

Next post - What was on the menu?


  1. I love peach pie and I love the Betty Crocker cookbook. Your dessert offering looks so festive on the patriotic tablecloth.

    Hot here too Nellie, I am waiting impatiently for the cool down and I am long for fall. xx

  2. Correction: that should read longing for fall. :-)

  3. Looks delicious!!!!! I'd want a big wad of nilla ice cream on mine... Did you save me a piece??????

    We had fried chicken, baked beans, tater salad, deviled eggs and my fav---WATERMELON. Yum!!!!!


  4. what a beautiful pie and that tablecloth is a beauty too

  5. Oh, I love peach pie & yours looks delicious! You must be an amazing cook! So glad you got some rain, it all helps, especially during these hot summer days!


  6. Happy Independence Day to you!

  7. Having had your pies many times, I can say with no doubt in my mind that this was one scrumptious dish! I'm sure Munchomom, the Munchkins, and City Girl have enjoyed those peaches you sent with them, too! Thank you for sharing another winning recipe with us, and I'll be eager to see your next post!


    And I have not said, how much I like your table cloth! Soooo Cooool!

    Gentle hugs,

  9. I have not had peach pie in years and years and years. It sounds wonderful.

    We are so hot here, too. It is just unbelievable- xo Diana

  10. YUM! I'm picturing vanilla ice cream on top of a slice of warm pie. It's wicked hot in MI. We're not used to this. Knock on wood, our A/C is still working.

  11. Hey there. Katie Isabella's mom here: Too lazy to change accounts.

    Just wanted to say that pie looks mouthwatering. I was here when you wrote this and no idea how I got away again without commenting. Must be addled.

    Have a blessed weekend.


  12. Nellie, peaches are my favorite fruit; I envy you having more than you can eat!!

  13. Your peach goodies look so yummy! We've had it hot here -- though not as hot as Tennessee -- and I can barely turn on the microwave. I admire your baking.

  14. We LOVED the peach pie, the peach pound cake, and the rest of the peaches!!! :) Thanks Mom and Dad!!!

  15. You have certainly made the most of those locally peaches! Your latest offering looks mouth-watering.
    So sorry that you are experiencing such hot and record breaking temperatures. Seems like it has been very hot in many areas in the U.S.
    Just the opposite here. I'm sure you are thankful for your air cooling as I am for my heater.
    Enjoy the week ahead and take care.