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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Pie Challenge


The lovely Martha, who makes beautiful pies, included
me in a pie baking challenge.

Well, how fun, right?
Especially when you get to eat what you bake!



This was the easiest pie I ever made.
Rustic, free form...I didn't even peel the peaches.
I didn't even use a recipe!

Just a single scratch crust on a cookie sheet,
filled the center with peaches tossed with sugar, flour, cinnamon
and butter.  Folded the edges up and brushed them with
heavy cream.  Baked 45 minutes at 400.

Thanks, Martha!
Yum!

46 comments:

  1. I love rustic pies and this loo awesome Betsy!
    But what crust you made?
    Look delicious!

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    1. It's that same crust I always use...Martha Stewart's pate brisee. It always turns out great!

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    1. I bought these last week and they were hard as rocks...had to wait many days for them to be soft and juicy! ha.

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  3. It looks delicious and so pretty Betsy.

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    1. Thanks, Denise....I might have to make pie like this more often!

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  4. It's beautiful! And fun too.
    I do love peaches. They're one of my favorites.
    I like them in pies but without too many spices.
    Don't want to cover up the yumminess of the peaches.
    :0)

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    1. yes, they are yummy all on their own...not much help needed!
      I think my next pie will have to be another rustic one...I had that thing in the oven in just a few minutes!

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  5. Never tried pie
    If I did I'd probably die lol

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    1. Well, that just wouldn't do!
      Peach pie would turn you blue!
      Better not take the chance
      as butter and crust would make you wince.

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    2. Pat listen, don't eat that pie
      We don't want you to leave and die
      Without you what are we to do
      We could not do our rhymes with you.
      So if you leave your share and agree
      There's a double helping here for me!!!

      lol

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    3. lmao it will be left for you
      So no death will come due
      Here at my zoo
      And more for you

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  6. That looks yummy. I love things that are easy to make, too!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie....easy and delicious...you can't beat that!

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  7. That simple?? Love it! Did you peel the peaches? Yes, I have to be a pain in the you know what!!

    Jane xx

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  8. oh love the rustic look of it...the ragged edge of the crust is cool
    T made and apple pie today...it was a skittle pie...and mmm it was so good....

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    1. Skittle pie? I'm going to have to look that up. Can't go wrong with apple...everyone's favorite! Yum!

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  9. Hi Betsy - looks just amazing .. and there are so many wonderful fruits around at the moment ... I might even do one tomorrow .. great idea and so pleased you were able to enjoy the fruits of kitchen ... I hope you win too .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh there's no winning.....just admiring and drooling in each other's blogs. Lol....

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  10. There is something about this that is so visually appealing. Just beautiful. And I bet it tastes amazing! I do not seem to have great luck with buying peaches. They are either too hard, don't ripen properly and become mushy rather than juicy. But last summer I chose perfect ones! Haven't had any this year yet.

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    1. Such an easy one, too...would be a good choice for anyone's first pie. I hope you find some good peaches this season...the juicy sweet kind!

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    1. I'm sure today we will finish it off. Ha.

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  12. Betsy you make cooking look real easy and delicious.

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    1. Well, thanks, Andy! It was fun to photograph, too....held still better than cats, birds or boys! Ha.

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  13. That looks truly sumptuous . . . . . was it really as easy as pie to make? . . . :)

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  14. mmm, yummy! I've never made the free form ones but love the fuss free idea!

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    1. I had never either but I will certainly do it again...I had that thing ready before the oven preheated. Ha. I'm thinking savory, too....some chicken cheese and veggies would be yummy in that (without the peaches, of course. Ha)

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    2. definitely gonna try this sometime!

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  15. rustic .....perfect for a Fall dessert.....beautiful. I will try it with pears from my neighbor's tree soon. I made your stuffed zucchini tonight. I added fresh shucked corn from the cob to the filling. I precook the zucchini in the microwave for a minute or so which makes them easier to scoop out the pulp and then all you need is maybe 20 minutes in the oven to heat it thoroughly and melt the cheese. Just served with some cantaloupe for a great supper. Thanks for sharing Betsy.

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    1. I love pears...made a pear crisp not long ago and it was delicious...such a nice change from apples!

      That's a great tip on the zucchini and the microwave...I'll try that this week!

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  16. That's my kind of pie! Highbush cranberries are almost ripe..first pie I make with them is a rustic pie. Can hardly wait!

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    1. Oh, that sounds delicious! I've never had it!

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    2. http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2011/09/high-bush-cranberry-pie.html

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    3. Thank you for visiting our blog. The pie enticed you, right? ;)

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    4. enticed...yes, that's one way of putting it! haha. Wish I had a piece of that for my breakfast right now!

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    5. If only I could send you some..I would!

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  17. love gallettes . . . apple, but peach especially! sad that I live too far away! enjoy the day, Betsy . . . hi to the rest of the Brock family! ;_

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    1. OK...let's see...is this Debra? You're the only person I know in Colorado Springs. :) Aw...miss you!

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