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Friday, July 23, 2010

Guest Post: Peach Pie!

My special guest blogger today is a homeschooling mommy of twins.  She also just happens to be my big sister and close friend.  I hope you'll check out Rana's blog Free To Learn An Lovin It!


I love to cook with my kids and I try to give them every opportunity to cook.  When we go to the library I try to look for books that include cooking in the story and sometimes even share a recipe for us to try at the end of the book.

On our latest trip to the library we came across this book called "Easy as Pie"After a long, hard day of school, Jacob loves to watch his favorite cooking show with Chef Monty. Even better than watching, though, is trying out recipes himself, and on the night of his parents’ anniversary, before his family leaves for a restaurant dinner, Jacob makes his first pie. Following all of Chef Monty’s rules, starting with “a happy baker bakes a happy pie,” Jacob puts together a peach pastry, facing each dilemma with more remembered advice, such as “if something unexpected happens, fix it as best as you can.” At last, just as his family is ready to leave, Jacob solves a final problem by cooling the too-hot-to-eat pie with ice cream and serves up “dessert before dinner” to his loving family before they all head off to the restaurant.

We thought we would share this recipe for my sisters Fruit Festival this month.

Here is what you need:

  • 1 package of 2 ready-made pie crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cups peeled and sliced ripe peaches
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Now let's bake!  

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan with one of the crusts.  Trim the edges

Brush the crust with some of the beaten egg using a pastry brush.

Place the peaches in a large bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice. Mix gently.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. 

Sprinkle over the peaches.  

Mix gently.

Pour the peach mixture into the pie crust.

Dot with butter.

Cover the peaches with the other pie crust.  Press down the edges with a fork and trim.

Brush some more of the egg over the top crust.

Cut several small triangles in the top crust.  Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, then at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is browned.

Enjoy with some delicious ice cream!

Rana Kacir is an Unschooling mama of 7 year old twins. She is married to her best friend of 13 years, trying to live more simply, and enjoys learning through life. She writes at her blog Free to learn an lovin it!


Don't forget that Wednesday July 28th you will all have a chance to link up and share your fresh fruit recipes. 
See you at the Recipe Swap!



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