August 4, 2011 at 8:29 a.m.
By 1860 peaches were being canned in glass, and a couple of years later, tin was used. This was the beginning of a huge canned peach industry which continues to this day.
A fresh peach pie, warm from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon flavored ice cream is one of the best in the category of the best tasting pie of the summer.
Let's make a pie.
PEACHES AND CREAM PIE
4 egg yolks
1 t. grated lemon peel
2 T. cornstarch
1-1/2 c. sour cream (half yogurt can be used)
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1-9-inch unbaked pie crust
8 large peaches, peeled and sliced
2 T. margarine
2 T. brown sugar
Beat egg yolks, lemon peel, and cornstarch together; add sour cream or yogurt and brown sugar. In crust, arrange peaches in two layers. Pour sour cream mixture over peaches. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. When set, combine margarine and brown sugar in a small bowl; sprinkle over top. Bake 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or cold.
This is a quick dessert to make but you must have a angel food cake baked or purchase, buy a "brick" angel food in the bakery to make even sliced. Note: After grating the lemon, make a glass of lemonade with the pulp!
PRALINE PEACH DESSERT
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. slivered almonds, chopped
1/3 c. margarine or butter
3 c. peeled and sliced fresh peaches (about 3 medium), cut 1/2" slices
Six slices angel food or pound cake
Heat first 3 ingredients in a 10-inch skillet to boiling; reduce heat. Stir in peaches. Cover and simmer about 3 minutes. Serve warm or cool over cake or cooled and used as a topping for ice cream.
Makes 6 servings.
This is a good crock-pot recipe, ready to serve for dinner when you have had a busy day.
PEACHY PORK CHOPS
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 T. Worcestershire
1/2 c. water
6 boneless pork chops, browned in skillet with a bit of oil or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
2 c. peeled, fresh peaches sliced, about 1/2-inch thick
Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir to blend. Season with salt and pepper; put in crock-pot. Layer peaches over chops. Pour soup mixture over peaches. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Makes 4-6 servings.
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