I have so many fun and simple recipe photos sitting on my iphone just waiting to be turned into a blog post! Life is just a little hectic! I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately since my husband in on a crazy overtime schedule at the moment with work. I feel like by the time he and I catch up in the mornings and he heads to sleep I spend a chunk of the day in the kitchen prepping his dinner so he can eat before heading back in and have leftovers to take. In the meantime I am cleaning and doing laundry and by the time this is all done the kids arrive home from school and off to activities we go for the evening! Sound like anyone else’s life? I know I am not alone! I wouldn’t trade any of it, but I have been itching to find the time to post some of these simple but yummy dinners and desserts I have been making. Nothing fancy, but simple and delicious, that is my motto, hence…Simple.Heavenly.Eats!
My daughter recently read a book Called Pie by Sarah Weeks. As soon as I finish my current book I am going to read this cute little book that my daughter loved! In this book is multiple pie recipes as the plot is about a girl Alice whose aunt is known as the pie queen of Ipswitch and when she passes away she leaves her pie recipes to her cat and leaves the cat in care of Alice. My daughter had the idea of making one by one all the pie recipes in this book and I jumped on that! My two favorite hobbies are reading and cooking so this seems like a great little fun challenge! My daughter chose to start with the peach pie recipe. I very slightly altered it, mostly I used ground ginger instead of crystallized ginger only because my super market did not seem to have the crystallized version. This recipe turned out great! I have to say, I had never until yesterday ever had peach pie, let alone made it! I had my husband bring the remaining pie to work, I was a little nervous since peach pie is more of a southern staple and these southerners know their stuff! However, my heart warmed and smiled when he told me how much people loved it! A man named Bubba from MS had a piece and said it was one of the best peach pies he’s ever had and that is one of the biggest and best compliments I could get! Bubba apparently has peach trees in GA, hmmm, maybe he and I can become friends?! Here is the recipe I used, and this is my very slightly modified version from this adorable book that you should all read!
1 box refrigerated pie crust from the store (such as pillsbury, I used publix brand!)
6 ripe peaches
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar + about 1 tsp for top shell
1/4 cup instant tapioca
2 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
Preheat over to 450. Peel peaches and slice into slivers, place in a medium size bowl and set aside. Mix together all the ingredients except the butter, save that for later! Add peaches to mix and mix well, but lightly. Prepare pie pan with pie shell, prick the bottom of shell evenly. Pour filling into pie crust. Cover with top shell and slice a few slits in the top. The book does a lattice crust, I however just did a plain top shell. Add the butter to the top, sprinkle with some sugar. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes then reduce your temp to 350 and continue baking for about 45 minutes or until it is done.
This pie is delicious! The combination of the peaches with the ginger and cinnamon is warming and comforting! We served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, yum!! Thank you Sarah Weeks for this delicious recipe!
I’m a reader and a cooker, too! I love finding stories wthere, as Vinny says, food sets the mood. Have put in a request for “pie”. I love pie but can’t eat the crust