Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer Wishes Update - Pie

#4. bake at least 1 kind of new pie

Completed! And how!

I made two new kinds of pie!

 I got this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker, once again. It is very similar to a recipe in the Cook's Illustrated Cookbook, but the Brown Eyed Baker's recipe has you add toasted coconut to the graham cracker pie shell! Even more delicious of course!  This pie was a big hit. It's so rich though that I couldn't finish the piece I cut myself!

We've already received a few wedding gifts and one of them was a hand mixer!!! I used it for the first time while making the whipped cream (with dark rum in it!!) for this pie. It was incredible how fast it happens with an electric mixer. I could make whipped cream all day long!  hee hee hee
I'm sure I will be the one using the mixer most frequently, but Clayton definitely benefits from all the pie making supplies I've been given!

This was absolutely fantastic.

Although I've really enjoyed the non-fruit pies I've made, fruit is without a doubt my favorite. Clay was very iffy about me making a peach pie. He had never had homemade peach pie and was not a fan of restaurant/store bought peach pies. Too sweet.

Anyway, I totally won. He loved it.

We were going to a party the day I made this and I wanted to make a pie, but I didn't really feel like going to the store. I looked around the house and I happened to have peaches, so I looked up the Brown Eyed Baker's peach pie recipe. This one has a oatmeal crumble thing on top which was perrrfect.  I actually didn't have enough peaches, so it had 4 peaches and 2 nectarines. I was a little worried that there would be major consistency problems, but it was awesome. I think the reason that nectarine pies are not a thing is because they don't separate from the pit easily so it's harder to cut them up.

We stopped by the store and bought vanilla ice cream right before going to the party.  Incredibly delicious.

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