Pie Therapy

Recipes and ruminations on pie.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ginger Lime Peach Pie

Now that I am back on the pie kick, peaches is the thing at the local market. And, hubby wanted a peach pie.

After such a long pie hiatus, I remember now why I do this. It is a really simple way to be creative, complete something, and show you care.

  • Double Crust
  • 6 Peaches
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1/4 c tapioca
  • 1 t powdered ginger
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup candy ginger nuggets
  • Extra pats of butter
  • 2 T sugar with one t of ginger

I started my recipe from Saveur and modified to what was in house. I unfortunately didn't have any fresh ginger so I used powdered and those crystal nuggets. I got 5 very large and one little peach. I blanched them. I don't think they were as ripe as they could be as the skin didn't peel off very easily on a few.

Overall the pie was good. The peaches could have been peachier and the ginger fresher. It was nowhere near as good as last years Peachy Pie. And, the crust wasn't nearly as good as last weeks. To be honest, it was a Me 'n You pie though, so it was a little overworked by the three-year-old. Hubby did like it though, and I am happy to explore the ginger peach combo a little more.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back in the Saddle - Strawberry Blackberry Pie

I hadn't made any pies in 6 months. It could have been wanting to loose weight, or likely just that I have been swamped with my daughter, business and starting a school. Anyways, I had been on a pie hiatus, much to the chagrin of my husband.

The hiatus was broken with a mixed berry pie. We had a bunch of strawberries reaching the end of their rope so I combined them with other blackberries from the market into this pie.

Blackberry Strawberry Pie
Mix the berries with all the other ingredients and put in the bottom shell, fold over the top shell. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes until bubbles.

Hubby, my daughter, my next door neighbor and my M-I-L are shared in the pie and expressed their happiness that I was back in the pie business. It thought it was pretty good too. And this time I refrigerated the crust while I did the berries and it seemed to make the process much smoother; it was the best crust in a while.