Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Old Fashioned Peach Pie (#thebookclubcookbookCC)

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Happy New Year and welcome to another month of The Book Club Cook Book Cooking Crew! This month, Sarah from The Pajama Chef is hosting and has chosen Peace Like a River as this month's book! Each month, a new blogger hosts and chooses a book for us to make recipes inspired by the book. Please see her invitation post for more information.

This month's book, Peace Like a River, was a new book to me. It's about a family's faith and their family's test of hope and family. The story is told through the eyes of 11-year old, Reuben, who came into life by the miraculous hands of his father, who continues to display small miracles-- like a small pot of soup that never dries up, walking on air, and a vehicle that continuously runs on vapors. The family is tested though when his brother is in jail and subsequently escapes. I won't go into more in hopes that you'll read this book; it's a beautifully told story.

I decided to make a peach pie for my selection this month, which is inspired by the peach pie the children ate at the lawyer's house before Reuben's brother's trial. When looking for a recipe, I had two options-- one that my mom makes and another from a new favorite cookbook though a recipe I've never tried. Because of the story takes place in the 1960's, I decided to use the recipe my mom uses. This recipe comes from my dad's mom's cookbook (this is the only thing I have of my grandma's), which was Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book and was published in 1950-- I figured the pie they ate was probably something close to this one. This pie is delicious in its simplicity; it's easy to make and it always a pleaser. My mom's been making versions of this pie for years-- plum, apricot, peach-- and it always comes out amazing!

Also, please check out the wonderful bloggers below who are participating in The Book Club Cook Book Cooking Crew and see what they have created this month. You can also follow this project on social media with the hashtag #thebookclubcookbookCC. We'll be posting all of our creations to our Pinterest board. Here's the team, in alphabetical order with links to their homepages.

Cheese Curd In Paradise               
Life on Food       
The Pajama Chef              
The Spiffy Cookie             
Things I Make (for Dinner)           
Tortillas and Honey         
ZooeySuff   

Giveaway
This month Sarah at The Pajama Chef, this month's host, is giving away a copy of the book.* Enter to win a copy of the cookbook so you can join us in future months, if you wish!

One of our lucky readers - US and Canada only! - can enter to win a copy ofThe Book Club Cookbook, Revised Edition: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp, courtesy of Tarcher-Penguin. Giveaway runs from January 1st till January 31st at 6 o'clock PM, Pacific time. Please see terms and conditions in the rafflecopter widget below. Many thanks to Tarcher Books. You may find Tarcher: on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest.

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Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey

Old Fashioned Peach Pie | Tortillas and Honey


Old Fashioned Peach Pie
slightly adapted from Betty Crocker's Picture Book, pgs. 304 and 306, 1950 (1st Edition, 7th Printing)

2 pie crust doughs, rolled out (use a double batch of my Easy Homemade Pie Crust!)
4 c. fresh peaches, sliced (or use thawed frozen peaches)
7/8 c. sugar (this equals to 2/3 c. + 2 Tbs.)
4 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/3 Tbs butter, diced (I guesstimated about 1 1/2 Tbs.)

Preheat oven to 425.

Line a pie plate with one of the pie crusts.

Mix together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Lightly mix the sliced peaches into the sugar mixture, then pour the mixture into the prepared pastry-lined pie pan. Dot with the diced pieces of butter.

Cover the pie with the second pie crust, taking off excess overhang, then press and crimp the edges. With a sharp knife, make slices into the top of the crust so that the steam can escape.

Bake pie 35-45 minutes until crust is nicely browned and juices begin to bubble through the slits in the crust.

Serve slightly warm, not hot.

Makes 1 9" pie


5 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic, Renee! Now I want pie!!

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  2. Great minds Renee. It was the peach pie that grabbed my attention as well.

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  3. What a great looking pie! I love the thick filling and the thick crust. I want a big slice of pie for breakfast now.

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  4. this peach pie looks wonderful! my sister used to work in a bakery & they always used frozen peaches for their peach pie so that's a great tip to include in the recipe.

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  5. You made one of my favorite pies Renee' and made it picture perfect! Hope you saved me a piece.

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