lattice chicken pot pie
braised short ribs with cheddar polenta
butternut bisque, salad, pepper popovers
chicken lo mein
sausage, cheese & crackers, apricot baked brie, truffle butter turkey, white wine gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, parmesan roasted butternut squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, soft yeast rolls, apple pie
turkey gumbo
out before the Nutcracker

Monday, July 30, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Peach Vanilla Pie

vanilla peach pieIt's time for another post from the Secret Recipe Club. This month I received the fantastic blog, I Am a Honey Bee.  There were so many amazing recipes to choose from, but I settled on a recipe for vanilla peach pie.  It's peach season here in Texas, which means giant, juicy and sweet peaches for 99 cents a pound.  The original recipe didn't call for peeling the peaches, but I figured it would help the texture of the filling.  I learned the peach peeling technique from making Miss F's food when she was a baby.  It really helps cut a lot of time and makes it crazy easy to peel a peach.
Vanilla Peach Pie

Pie crust (recipe follows)
8 large fresh peaches
½ to ¾ cup of vanilla infused sugar
¼ cup flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out 2 discs of dough. Set bottom dough in pie plate, refrigerate. Slice the top crust into eight ¾”wide strips and refrigerate.

Boil a small saucepan full of water, enough to cover a peach. Drop a peach into the water for 30 seconds, remove with tongs and set aside. Repeat with remaining peaches. Remove skin from the peaches and slice.

In a large bowl, combine the peaches, vanilla sugar and flour. Place peaches in the bottom crust and then cover with the strips of pie crust in a lattice design. Place the small pieces of butter in the places where the crust is open to the fruit.

Bake the pie on a sheet tray at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and continue to bake 35 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned.

Pie Crust

2 ½ cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Pulse flour, sugar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and process until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. With the machine running, add ice water in a slow steady stream until mixture just begins to hold together.

Shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour or up to 3 days, before using.

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Lindsay {life and kitchen} said...

Yum! I love the combination of those flavors... and the flaky pie crust doesn't hurt, either :)

Melissa said...

Oh how delicious this sounds! I absolutely love peaches. Your pie looks so pretty with the lattice top, too! :)

Shari TheSaucyGourmet said...

WOW, your pie looks FABULOUS!!! I have never mastered the art of pie making but you have motivated me to give it another try!

AmandaE said...

Looks delicious! Peach season is just starting to take off where I am and I think I might need to grab a bunch for this pie. Great SRC pick :-)

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Pie looks wonderful...great way to use some summer fruit!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Pie looks wonderful...great way to use some summer fruit!

The Double Dipped Life said...

This looks amazing. And thanks for the tip on how to peel them!

Karen S Booth said...

I had Honey Bee Bog one month and know how lovely her recipes are and this peach pie is a WINNER! GREAT SCR post! Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Group D

nicole @ I am a honey bee said...

your pie looks wonderful!!
Glad you enjoyed the rcipe.
I am so jealous of your 99cent peaches!

Kelsey said...

Looks delicious! I love peach pie in the summer. To me, it's one of only a few ways to actually improve upon the awesomeness of ripe summer peaches.

Lisa~~ said...

Nothing better in the summer than a fresh peach pie, yum!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Cook Lisa Cook

Jocelyn said...

Your pie is gorgeous looking!! Peaches and summer go together so perfectly!!! I am adding peaches to my grocery list asap!!!

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

um - looks amazing I'm all about using ripe summer fruit in our desserts. I'm going to have to muster up the energy to actually make a pie crust from scratch. I've been using pre-made crusts! Fellow SRC Group D Member

Sarah E. said...

99 Cents??? My husband would die. I gotta make this for him because he is a peachaholic!! :)

Gloria said...

love this is absolutely nice!

Avril said...

Such a gorgeous job you did on that pie!!! I can't wait to have some peaches of my own to make such a pie :-)

SallyBR said...

What a gorgeous looking pie! My husband is the one in charge of doing the lattice effect, I lack the skills (and the patience!)

peach pie is just THE perfect dessert for summer...

Kels @ K and K Test Kitchen said...

I LOVE peach pie! Peeling the peaches definitely makes a difference too. Great choice for SRC! Glad I had your blog and got to know you a little bit better :)

Rituparna said...

That beautiful burst of colour has me mesmerized. Looks delicious !

Gingered Whisk said...

Beautiful job on this pie!! It looks so delicious. I learned how to peel peaches while making my own baby food, too! :) And that is an awesome deal for peaches - 99 cents a pound! Wow! Great SRC post! :)

Nicole @ The Daily Dish said...

This pie looks fantastic! I love peach pie, but I never thought of adding the stronger vanilla flavor to it, and that is quite appealing. Great pick!

momphotographer said...

this pie looks fantastic. I've never had a peach pie before but it surely does sound yummy :)

Kristy Lynn said...

oh how i heart pie! mmm pie... especially seasonal fruit pie! and vanilla sounds friggin brilliant! anything with vanilla is a good idea! (could i use any more exclamation points??).. aye!

happy belated SRC reveal day! if you feel up for it, i'd love for you to share this seasonal treat with us at the Fresh Foods Blog Hop (co-hosted every wed - fri) at Gastronomical Sovereignty.

SkinnySimpleRecipes said...

Nice pie!!to try soon. BTW I am your new follower.

Kirstin said...

YUM! I love peach pie...I really love peach raspberry pie! I love the idea of vanilla infused sugar. Fellow group D'er

brisbane catering said...

Wow, it looks wonderful on the photo! Recipe is nice explained too.

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