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A couple of peachy recipes


Peaches grow really well here in South Carolina and we can often find some variety or another from May until October. I usually buy a bag or two each summer and we eat some fresh and I put some in the freezer. A few weeks ago I bought some and tried a couple of new recipes.

SouthernPlatePeachPie

The first recipe was for Brown Sugar Peach Pie from an old copy of Southern Living magazine. I purchased a copy of the July 2011 issue because it had an emphasis on peaches. I really like the way the different widths of lattice crust looks. It's such a simple idea but really makes a pretty pie. I had never used brown sugar in a peach pie before but we thought it made a delicious pie. *Note: The picture in the link shows a regular crust. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe and it describes how to make the lattice of varying widths. The magazine featured this beautiful version on the cover and that's what attracted me to it.

TomatoPeachSalad

I read about the second recipe on Rene's blog. It is for a Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad. I wasn't too sure we would like this when I first read about it, but we did enjoy it and thought it made a beautiful salad. It would pair well with any grilled meat. I had never heard of Burrata so just substituted fresh Mozzarella. I reduced the balsamic vinegar as the recipe directs but I actually found a bottle of Balsamic glaze at Aldi a couple of weeks ago and tried it the next time I made this. The second time I made it was just for the two of us so I just made individual salads. It makes a simple, attractive, and tasty salad.

Enjoy the fruits of summer.


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A peachy recipe



Our grandson, Ryan, came to visit yesterday while his parents were busy with other obligations. He is fifteen months old now and toddles all over the place, is trying to climb on the furniture, and delights in vehicles with wheels. We spent quite a bit of time with a couple of little Thomas trains and a small race car. I would push the car or train and then he would chase it and bring it back and we would do it over again. Here is a picture of him with Grandpa:

While Ryan was napping I tried a new recipe for Peach Handpies. The original recipe was for Strawberry Hand Pies but I had peaches from the farmer's market that I wanted to use. I also changed up the method a bit. Here's how I made the recipe:

Peach Hand Pies

Crust
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1 egg
1/2 cup cold water (plus additional as needed)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Filling
About 2 cups peeled, chopped peaches
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsps. peach jam
a bit of milk
sanding sugar (or regular granulated sugar)

Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Mix together the egg, water, and vanilla. Add the liquids to the flour mixture to form pastry dough. Use extra water if it seems too dry. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill about 30 mins.
Meanwhile assemble the filling by combining all the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
Divide the chilled dough into six parts and form each into a disk. Roll out each disk to a 6" round. Place filling in center of the round and then fold over the dough and crimp the edge with a fork. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30-35 mins. or until golden.

Enjoy!


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