Millions of Peaches

…peaches for free. Well, not quite millions or exactly free but close enough. Our tree is heavy with fruit this year. Since the blossoms became buds, we’ve been throwing out plans for the crop. This weekend we picked our first round.

Each year around Memorial Day, Central Texas is in full peach swing. My husband likes to make peach daiquiris and always requests cobbler. I like them fresh in a salad or alone. But my all time favorite peach recipe is my mom’s peach pie. I don’t know where the recipe originated but I do know that it has inspired a few spontaneous marriage proposals. I made it for my neighbor twenty years ago and it is still a tradition for her and her daughters.  It was always my birthday dessert of choice and one I can’t resist. One crust, the biggest challenge is peeling the peaches. If you give them a quick dip in boiling water, the skins slip right off. Toss the peaches in an easy mixture, pour over cream and bake. Simple and impressive, the best kind of dessert. And since you’ve no doubt got the Presidents song running through your head, I’ve included it below. Cheers!

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My Neighbor’s Pies

Mom’s Peach Pie

Pie Crust

1 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 c. shortening

1/8 cup cold water


6-8 peaches, peeled and sliced

Toss with:

1/3 c. flour

3/4 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. nutmeg.

Place in crust.

Pour 1/2 tsp of almond extract in a 1 cup of heavy cream.

Pour cream over the peaches and bake at 400 for 45 minutes.





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Wine lover. Oenophile. Wanna-be-sommelier. Mom. Mommy. MA-MAAAAA!!!!!! Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter. My love of wine started in my mid-twenties. I have no formal training, just a decent palatte and a desire to learn. And I am pretty good in the kitchen. The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine. When things calm down (what's that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be "correct." My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not "work." But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the "trial" means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-induced wisdom, come along for the ride

2 thoughts on “Millions of Peaches

  1. Love peaches! Thanks for the pie recipe. I’ll have to try it. I spent many summers with my grandma in Georgia picking peaches & eating cobbler. She would also slice up fresh Georgia peaches & pour condensed milk in them as a bed time snack! Yum!

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