Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Millions of Peaches (Peaches for me)

We have been enjoying summer's bounty in the form of beautiful peaches from Clarksville.
We picked quite a bit week before last, then mom brought me some more this weekend.  YUM!
Nothing is better than fruit off the tree.  I still can't eat bananas or peaches from the store.  Not the same!  I made my sweet mom-in-law's peach pie recipe twice with them.  Once for us (sorry to say we ate it before I took a picture) and once for the awesome staff at school (still, no picture.)  It is a super easy pie and so tasty!  Normally I make jam, but since I still have some from 2 yrs ago that I probably should throw out I'm thinking "Hey, my family doesn't really eat jam."  Maybe I'll can a jar or two.

Peach Custard Pie
2 cups of sliced or chopped peaches (peeled of course!)
1 cup sugar (I use raw sugar)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of flour
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons of butter
vanilla or almond extract (to your liking)

Fill an unbaked pie crust with peaches.  *I use the two cups, then add more to fill up the crust after the rest has been added. 
Mix sugar, flour, beaten eggs, melted butter and vanilla and mix 'til it looks nice and yellow.  I like to add a little cinnamon too.
Pour in crust over peaches and add more peaches if you want to!
Bake until done!

I made Peach Ice Cream last night and it is delicious.
I sort of made it up from about 3 recipes.  Think this is what I ended up with:

Peach Ice Cream
1 pt of cream
6 cups of milk
3 cups of sugar (I didn't have 3 so it was like 2 1/2 of raw sugar)
vanilla
6 eggs
10 peaches

I put the peach slices I'd cut up earlier in the blender.  Think I had about 6 cups, maybe less.  Mix til smooth (less if you like chunky.)
Add eggs and sugar and blend
In large pan heat heat rest of ingredients over med. low heat until warm.
Add peach/egg mixture to this and mix.
Cook til fairly warm.
Put in ice cream maker and mix according to directions.  (Mine is small and didn't make all this.  I need to make it MUCH smaller next time, but guess we will have some tonight too!)

Entering this in Alicia's Tasty Tuesdays, per request!  Come join in the fun!

5 comments:

alicia said...

Ok, I'd love it if you would add this to my tasty tuesdays meme. YUMMO!

panamamama said...

Thanks for reminding me! Done!

alicia said...

You rock! Thanks so much for linkin up.

Firefly@fireflyblog.org said...

So yummy! and of course I want peaches now LOL

sarah said...

i so remember that song from high school. i make a similar pie with sour cream.....and the peaches are sooo yummy right now. i wish they could come up with a tree that could withstand our winters and i could just go out and pick some and bake up a fresh pie right now....to the farmer's market we go for millions of peaches!

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