Sunflowers & A Peach Pie

in , by Julie Nichols, August 08, 2013
In the summer and fall, I like to buy fruit, vegetables, and flowers at the local farm stand instead of purchasing them at the grocery store.   We mostly eat vegetables, fruit, pasta, and fish during the year.
During these two seasons, I get to pick the freshest veggies and fruit for my family. That makes me a happy mom.  The other day my daughter and I went to a farm stand near my mom's house.  
We purchased peaches and sunflowers.

These should have smiley faces on them

The peaches are in season and so sweet and juicy!

I was so happy when my daughter said 
"Let's bake a pie!"

I went straight to my FAVORITE go-to cookbook in the whole world.
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
Mine is well over 25 years old and not so new.   I think I should consider buying a new one.
I like it because it has a binder it is easy to take a page out of the book and the recipes are simple and easy to follow.

We used the Golden Peach Pie recipe and tweaked it using what I had on hand

Recipe from the book:  Page 273

2 1-pound cans sliced cling peaches
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Pastry for 2-crust
9-inch pie   
                                                                                         oven 400 degrees

Drain peaches, reserving 1/3 cup syrup.
Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg, and dash salt.  Add reserved syrup.  
Cook, stirring constantly, till thick and bubbly.
Add butter, lemon juice, peel, and extract, then peaches.  Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry; fill.  Adjust top crust, cutting slits for escape of steam.  seal.  Bake at 400 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

This is what we used:

We swapped out the cling peaches for local in-season (yummy) peaches, used vanilla extract  
no orange peel
and went with a store-bought pie crust.

We let it cool by the window because we had to have a piece right away.

Look who else wants a piece

Sorry to say that while in the process of doing this post I dropped my camera in the dog's water bowl and it broke so I don't have a pretty picture of a sliced piece of the pie.  But I will tell you it was delicious and most of all it was fun making this with my daughter. 

We had a fun day shopping at the farm stand, baking what we brought home, and enjoying the flowers with a little photo shoot.  

Off to buy a new camera

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  1. I was thinking I might make this pie then came to your cute kitty and just cracked up ! Love it! :)

  2. YUMMY!!!! Your pie looks out of this world! I love the summertime fruits and vegetables. Makes cooking so easy and good. Beautiful sunflowers too.
    Mary Alice

  3. I just love peach pie AND seems like they should just go together! I use the All Ready Pie Crusts every time I make a pie which is usually black husband & son's favorite. You can't beat them! Now I'm hungry for PIE!!

  4. First off, your daughter is beautiful...what a smile! Your pie looks AMAZING and that sweet kitty picture is adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday, hope you'll hop back over...

  5. Your daughter is beautiful and the sunflowers are fun! I love peaches and eat them with blueberries at this time of year! Sweet hugs!



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