Thursday, September 24, 2009


Yes it's fall. But I'm still hanging onto the last of summer here in Minnesota. It seems we've gotten the warmest months right here at the end.
Hot, blustery days (yes that's a word) followed by storms and oppresive humidity. Lovely.
So with all this warm weather, it doesn't quite 'feel' like fall yet. When my in-laws came into town last weekend, I just couldn't bring myself to make my normal Apple Pie. Too fall too soon. I'll hang onto summer.

Peaches. mummm.... there were some beautiful peaches in the store which I thought would go well with the raspberries we got in our CSA cache that week.
My mom said she'd been going through a bunch and canning them into pie filling by blanching them. So I tried that. OMG she was right! The skins just slide right off and they are so easy to slice up.
Just boil the peaches in water for about 5 minutes and then dump into ice water to let cool.

They turn out just right, baked slightly without falling apart.

Slice them up, mix with tapioca filling, sugar and a little lemon juice, then stuff them in a pie. Sprinkle some raspberries on top and cover with your favorite pie recipe.

And hold onto summer.


Run Lori Run said...

What a beautiful pie ~ love the lattice crust! I love peaches and have made many a crisp, cobbler or scone with them but never a pie. Pie crusts intimidate me! I should never admit that because my family makes a living selling pies and other baked goodies but there. I said it. :)

Julie said...

Great pictures...again ! The pie looks wonderful and I did think this years peaches were exceptionally tasty and juicy. A nice way to say Good-Bye to summer and Hello fall.