Coming Soon: Free Book

Coming Soon: Free Book
Planning to give away a book or two!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanks on Thanksgiving Eve

I am thankful that my Mother and Grandmother Field taught me how to cook and bake.  Even though I don't often use the same recipes they baked with I know that they gave me the skills needed to create good tasting foods.  Or as the neighbor lady used to say about her recipes "scrumptious".

I used the flaky pie crust recipe that I showed a few weeks ago and the spiced peaches that I canned a year ago to make spicy peach pie for Thanksgiving day.

Photo by Trisha Field
Flaky pie crust and spicy peaches
I drained off the juices and added corn starch to thicken it.  I added more honey and cinnamon after the mixture cooled to balance the other spices.

Photo by Trisha Field
Spicy peach sauce being thickened
 Because of the spices the peaches are a bit darker than normal.  I laid them 2-3 layers thick.

Photo by Trisha Field
Layers of spiced peaches in the pie pan
I had to carefully pick out the spices that they were canned with before pouring the filling over the top.

Photo by Trisha Field
Leftover spices
The filling poured well over the peaches.  It will be interesting to see how this cooks up.  I am notorious for not getting the filling thick enough or sweet enough when I make homemade filling.
Photo by Trisha Field
Ready for the top crust
 Sure it was after I did this where I saw the shortcut of rolling the crust around the rolling pin to move it over to the pie.  I will need to try that some time.  I pinched the edges to create some character.  Then I took a knife and cut some slits into the top.  The bowl to the right is a whipped egg with a bit of water to brush over the top.

Photo by Trisha Field
Prepped and ready for baking
This is sadistic self-induced torture.  The house smells so delicious right now. The pie looks wonderful.  I really-really want to cut into the pie and try a piece right now.

Photo by Trisha Field
Spiced Peach Pie
Instead of cutting into this delicious looking pie, I am going to do the dishes.  It just isn't fair.  Travel safe tomorrow and enjoy your family!

No comments:

Post a Comment